Julian Hunt History Of Marlow

Julian Hunt makes a welcome return to the Buckinghamshire Family History Society on 11th June to talk about the History of Marlow. Meeting held atBourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30).


Marlow is an ancient Thames crossing point, a position symbolised by its elegant suspension bridge. Timber, wheat and malt were the main cargoes sent down river to London in the days when Marlow merchants built up contacts with trading houses in the capital, apprenticed their sons to London tradesmen, and forged commercial links. Though never a busy market town, it had a market day and two annual fairs. Due to wheat and barley growing, the local maltsters prospered and Wethered's brewery become the largest employer in the town.

Julian Hunt is a popular speaker having been the Bucks County Archivist. He has written numerous histories of Buckinghamshire market towns as well as in other areas of England.


Julian Hunt History Of Marlow

Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is free for members and £2 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6).

Meetings are held in the Eghams Room at Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX. See Southern Branch for details & charges.