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Welcome to The Marlow Society

The Marlow Society is a registered charity whose efforts are devoted to the preservation and development of Marlow and the surrounding villages and countryside.

We seek to represent all those who enjoy living in, working in, shopping or just visiting our beautiful town situated on the banks of the River Thames, in the foothills of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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High St Display

The High Street through the ages
This is a good example of co-operation between
the Society and the major property owner in Marlow.
We will seek other similar opportunities whilst
strictly maintaining our independence.
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Marlow Carnival 2015

Marlow Carnival
... We decided to make a splash with a well
presented message that promoted the role
and achievements of your Society....
To our delight 24 new memberships were registered.
We welcome all those who joined ...
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Patricia Burstall BEM

Patricia Burstall BEM
News has just reached the Society that THE QUEEN
has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of
the Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to
approve the award of the British Empire Medal
(Civil Division) to the undermentioned
Miss Patricia Burstall for voluntary service to
the community in Bisham Village, Berkshire.
All members of the Society will applaud this richly
deserved recognition of all that Patricia has done
for our community - on both sides of the river....
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A404 Bisham Roundabout - Public Consultation

The Highway's Agency has proposed several options for the improvement of the Bisham Roundabout on the A404. These were exposed at an exhibition on 19 / 20 Jun 15. Details of the 3 prominent options are shown here: visit page. The option of a flyover or an underpass linking the Bisham and Maidenhead roads were displayed. Making changes that speed up traffic on the A404 but which result in longer queues at both ends and the same total transit time makes little sense. The aim must surely be to facilitate the egress of local traffic.


The sad passing of a Notable Marlovian


Bill Chester (7 Sept 1912 - 12 Aug 2015)


Bill Chesters

William George Chester - known as Bill - died peacefully a few weeks shy of his 103rd birthday on 12th August 2015.


... Bill joined the Chiltern Society Rights of Way Group in the 1970's and started drawing footpath maps for the Society largely because no-one else wanted to do it. In all Bill produced more than 20 footpath maps of the Chilterns, many of which are still in print today. This body of work was formally recognised by the Chiltern Society when Bill was 80 and is a lasting testimonial to him and his love of the countryside.

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Some forthcoming Local History Group Events:

Events by other groups are annotated with (oth).



Mon Oct 20




Garden Room, Liston Hall


Traditional Farm Buildings in the Chilterns


Barbara Wallis


Mon Nov 16




Garden Room, Liston Hall


Current Research WW1


Andy Ford


Tues Nov 24




Main Hall, Liston Hall


Treasures of the County Museum


Will Phillips

see the full programme


A Forthcoming Event:


MAS talk Great Marlow Manor House

New discoveries in the search for
Great Marlow's manor house
Thursday 15th October 2015 at 8pm.
Garden Room, Liston Hall.
Janet Smith is a local historian
and former librarian who has made
a lengthy study of manorial documents
and buildings to discover the site of
Great Marlow's earliest manor house.
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Recent Events:


Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day
Saturday 12th September 2015
Marlow Rowing Club
- Open 10 am to 4 pm.
All Saints Church, Bisham
- Open 10 am to 4 pm
Marlow Museum
- Open as usual 1 pm to 5 pm.
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including parking and facilities.



Booker's past uncovered 1300-1800
people, families and property.
Booker Memorial Hall,
Friday, September 11th, 7.30 - 9.30pm.
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Marlow Town History Walk 30-Aug-2015

Marlow Town History Walk
Sunday 30th Aug 2015 at 2.30 pm
Meet at Marlow Museum, Court Gardens
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Victorian Marlow

Victorian Marlow - Guided Walk
Sunday 26th July 2015 at 2.30 pm
Meet at Marlow Museum, Court Gardens
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The Trenches Heritage Day

The Trenches Heritage Day
Sunday 12 July 2015, 11am to 4pm
at Pullingshill Wood, Marlow Common.
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... more in the Past Events section.


Notes on Old Marlow Notes on Old Marlow
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