Local History Group
Who is the Local History Group?
What do we do?
We are members of The Marlow Society who are interested in the history of the area; our people, surroundings, buildings, and events.
Past and present research;
Ensuring documents, images, and maps that have been donated to the Society are protected.
Capturing the memories of local people, some going back to WW1.
Documenting histories of buildings of interest and grand houses, including Monkton Farm, Remnantz, and Harleyford Manor.
Exploring the histories of local areas such as Seymour Plain, Marefield, and Little Marlow.
Ensuring we honour notable residents including Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Edwin Clark.
Tracing the origins of local street names.
Documenting the role of Marlow's residents in WW1 and WW2.
Many past and present members have added to our understanding of the area's local history using fantastic resources, including centres such as the National Archives in Kew, Buckinghamshire Archives in Aylesbury, and the Royal Berkshire Archives in Reading. The digitisation of records, such as newspapers, has made local history more accessible online. Sometimes, simply walking around, observing, and recording what is there tells us much about a place.
As a Member, you have access to Our Library. You'll also find an exciting selection of articles and books about Marlow, including copies of the Marlow Historian. Please get in touch with us if you have a question or anything to add.
As a Member, you can access history articles published in the Marlow Society Newsletter. We also organise talks on topics of local historical interest and arrange visits to local places of interest. These talks and visits are open to any Marlow Society member. The Walks Group organise a series of guided walks around Marlow.