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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.
This page is regularly updated, please select here to view the latest version.
Marlow Remembers The Somme
Friday 1st July, 7.30pm.
All Saints' Church Hall, Marlow.
Film 'The Battle of the Somme'. Followed by a short commemorative service at the War Memorial.
Saturday 2nd July, 10 am - 3 pm
Free exhibition about the Battle of the Somme.
Heritage Open Day
Sunday 11th September 2016, 10 am - 4pm
Marlow Brewery Courtyard
Marlow Brewery in World War 1
The Marlow Society stand will be in Higginson Park on Carnival Day 17 September 2016. Please come along and join us to discuss our current initiatives (the picture is our stand last year).
Some Events in 2016:
Events by groups other than the Local History Group (LHG) are annotated with (oth).
AIM = Archaeology in Marlow, MAS = Marlow Archaeology.
Sun Jul 10
meet at Marlow Museum SL7 2AE
Victorian Marlow walk
Tues Jul 19
Sandham Chapel and Highclere Castle
Visit to Sandham Memorial Chapel and Spencer murals, Lunch at Carpenters arms & Highclere Castle pm
Early Booking Essential , Peter Bailey 476610.
Mon Aug 15
Garden Room, Liston Hall
The Saving of Marlow Bridge
Sat Aug 27
details to follow
Little Marlow walk
Nesta Liston's gift to Marlow
The picture of Nesta Liston, which has been in New Court House since Nesta Liston gifted New Court to the town, is now to be installed in Liston Hall. Red Kite is in negotiation to sell New Court.
Parking in Marlow - Questionnaire
Your Executive Committee is currently discussing possible ways forward with the Chamber of Trade and Commerce. In order to proceed further I need the views of all of the Society's members.
Please visit this page to read more and complete our questionnaire.
Local Plan: May-16 status New Houses and Commercial 2017 - 2031. ...visit page
Local Plan: Sep-15 status Seven-hundred new houses every year to 2033. ...visit page
I began the pressure on Bucks CC in Jul 12 and today we made the first step on what may just be progress. Six men from Bucks came to town today in 2 vans and coned off the obelisk. See the attached picture. They were joined by 2 specialists in conservation, Annie Jones and me...
Windsor House site
Many of you will have seen the white boarding that was placed in front of Windsor House, at the junction of Dean St and Spittal St ...
Do go and see this montage of historic pictures from Michael Eagleton's and Ray Evans' collections in the very location at which they were originally taken.
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.
Guided Tour of Bisham Church.
Saturday April 16th 10:00am.
No charge but donations welcome for church funds.
Now Led by John Harper.
A Virtual Tour of Bisham Abbey
An illustrated talk by Ann Darracott.
Tuesday 29th March, 7.45 for 8.00pm.
Liston Hall, Marlow, SL7 1DD
Victorian Marlow's Mr Fix-It
Monday 15th February 2016 at 8pm.
Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD.
A talk by Janet Smith
Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes
Part 1 - by Eamonn Baldwin
Thurs 14th Jan 2016, 8pm
Main Hall, Liston Hall.
The first of a pair of fascinating lectures by two leading archaeologists from this current project ..
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.
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.
visit page for more information,
including parking and facilities.
Booker's past uncovered 1300-1800
people, families and property.
Booker Memorial Hall,
Friday, September 11th, 7.30 - 9.30pm.
Marlow Town History Walk
Sunday 30th Aug 2015 at 2.30 pm
Meet at Marlow Museum, Court Gardens