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Local History Group - Plans for 2024
In 2023 spring and autumn talks were Zoom, May to September we met in Liston Hall. In addition we visited Penn House in June and Rousham House in July. Heritage Open Day took place in the Royal British Legion Club in September, plus we held town walks over the summer.
For 2024 we will continue the same scheme. Attendance is normally open to all for a small charge - Members of the Marlow Society get a reduced price in the Hall. Zoom is free for Members while non-members make a small payment.
We start the New Year with archaeologist Dr Jill Eyers on the Romans in Buckinghamshire. In February we aim to Zoom historic films about Marlow, with free attendance at this experiment to a limited number. If the test works, we may well repeat the event to give more people an opportunity to reminisce.
In March Sue Cheetham will speak about the gerrymandering of the electorate in Great Marlow after the 1832 Reform Act and of the 1842 parliamentary inquiry.
Chris Whitehead is scheduled for April on the history of Hambleden. We commemorate the first 400 years of Sir William Borlase's School in May. Later we anticipate talks on Marlow literary figures and on the story of Henley's workhouse.
Plans for two summer visits and a variety of walks will follow, along with news of September's Heritage Open Day.
Details will be kept up to date on this website. An LHG email distribution list is available to inform people interested in these events. To be added send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org