Little Marlow

Little Marlow is a hamlet situated on the A4155, midway between Marlow and Bourne End, but its environs extend as far as Well End to the east and the by-pass to the west. Like many other areas along this stretch of the Thames it is steeped in history, being referred to in the Domesday Book.

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Memories of Flackwell Heath

I started school when I was four years old at the Infant School in Flackwell Heath. We used to gather blackberries for the war effort to be made into jam or dyes. Later I moved from the Infant School down to Wooburn Church of England School and this meant a walk of over two miles through fields and woods or three miles by the road. During the war and for sometime after we could go to the Welcome Hotel which was just opposite the school, and for one halfpenny we were given a bowl of lentil soup and a piece of bread. This was subsidised by the nearby mill owners, Mr Thomas and Mr Green.

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Education Provision 1833

Little Marlow Parish (Pop. 783)

Two Daily Schools, one contains 20 females, supported by Mrs. General Piggot; in the other 15 males and 1 female are instructed at the expense of their parents.

One Sunday School, consisting of 50 males and 50 females, supported by Sir George and Lady Nugent;

There is also a School wherein 17 females are taught lace-making.


Notes on Little Marlow

Description of Little Marlow from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

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