A wide range of Displays, Articles, Resources and Publications were collected and created as part of the 100 years commemoration of the First World War. They can be accessed in these pages.
One of our objectives was to undertake original research into how World War One impacted upon Marlow and its people. We shared the results of our research at Marlow Museum through a rolling series of displays that recorded events from 100 years ago and that changed every three months. Each series focused on three themes:
There were also displays at a number of other venues including Marlow Library, Marlow Rowing Club, Medmenham Church
The British Association for Local History - www.balh.org.uk - has selected the Marlow Remembers WW1 Association as the winner of the 2019 Research and Publication Award for the article and display: From Beer to Bombs, which can be viewed in this section.
The table below lists the displays - these can be downloaded ( large files ):
August - October 1914
The People - David Dickson
The Home Front - The Outbreak of War, August 1914
The War - The Western Front, August - October 1914
Marlow Remembers World War One
November 1914 - January 1915
The War - Christmas Truce, December 1914
The Home Front - Events in Marlow, Winter 1914
The People - Four Marlow men killed on 1 November 1914
February - April 1915
The People - The Mystery of Major Nigel Baynes
The Home Front - Bucks Volunteer Training Corps
The War - Neuve Chapelle, March 1915
May - July 1915
The Home Front - Charles Frohman
The People - William Henry Nottingham
The War - The Sinking of the Lusitania, March 1915
August - October 1915
The War - Gallipoli
The Home Front - Marlow's Training Trenches
The People - William North
November 1915 - January 1916
February - April 1916
May - June 1916
July - November 1916
The Home Front - The Battle of the Somme (1mb)
The People - Marlow Men at the Somme (0.3mb)
Frederick Kelly 1881 - 1916
The role of Marlow Brewery
July - November 1917
Lest we Forget
Marlow Rowing Club
An exhibition at Marlow Rowing Club (11-Nov-2018) to commemorate the 19 club members who served and were killed during the First World War.
We researched how the town responded in 1916 to the introduction of conscription and especially the work of the Marlow Military Tribunal that heard appeals against conscription. We published the results of our research in the 2016 volume of Records of Buckinghamshire.
An offprint of the article is attached here (pdf 1.2mb) and is reproduced courtesy of the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society.
In the late 1980s, members of the Marlow Society recorded interviews with people from the town who had lived through and remembered World War One. The transcript of those interviews is attached here - it provides a fascinating insight into how the War changed the town and its people.
One of Marlow's many contributions to WW1 was the training trenches in Pullingshill Wood.
From Beer to Bombs - The impact of the First World War on the Wethered Brewery, which was the largest employer in Marlow in 1914. Armaments production at the brewery and the role of women.
This resource pack has been created to provide teachers with information and lesson ideas specifically looking at Marlow during World War 1. All the resources to teach the lessons are either included in the pack or material can be downloaded from web links.
The pack is aimed at Key Stage 2. However, some of the activities could easily be adapted for younger children. There are 4 lessons in the pack that can be taught together in sequence or as stand-alone lessons.
This Excel spreadsheet documents the names and details (where known) of over 840 people from the Marlow area who served in the First World War.
Over 230 men and boys from Marlow and the surrounding area served and died in the War. As a fitting tribute to their sacrifice, we planted a Remembrance Cross for each of them by the memorial in The Causeway on the 100th anniversary.
Over the 2014-2018 period of commemoration we arranged a range of events and activities.
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