Talk on March 14th 2017. The river has always been important to Marlow now-a-days it's use is almost entirely for leisure and sport. However in earlier times
, the Thames was a vital commercial artery. At the Buckinghamshire Family History Society's March talk, Julian Hunt will tell us about the Marlow of wharves and bargemen, flash-locks and eel traps
About the Speaker
Julian Hunt was born in Worcestershire and moved to Buckinghamshire in 1988, having been appointed Buckinghamshire's first local studies librarian. He established the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury in 2002 and was also in charge of the County Museum. He retired in 2003 and is now a free-lance researcher, lecturer and writer on English local history. He has written numerous histories of Buckinghamshire market towns, including Buckingham, a Pictorial History (1994), A History of Amersham (2001) A History of Gerrards Cross (2006) and Beaconsfield, a History (2009), all published by Phillimore & Co of Chichester. He also compiled Buckinghamshire's Favourite Churches, published in 2007, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust.
Tuesday 14th March 2017 in the Eghams Room at Bourne End Community Centre starting at 19:30
Free entry for Society members. Visitors are welcome but are asked to make a small donation.