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ONE ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP FOR MARLOW

For several years, the chairmen of Marlow Archaeology and Archaeology in Marlow have been meeting to discuss matters of interest and concern for both societies. We are of the opinion that it is in the best interests of local archaeology, our members and the town for there to be a single archaeology group and concluded that this is an appropriate time to explore how this might be achieved. With the much appreciated support of Community Impact Bucks, legal advice was received from a charity expert lawyer on the options that might be pursued, possible impediments and the legal issues to be resolved. A steering group has been formed, representing members from both societies under the alternating chairmanship of both chairmen, to draft a proposal to be put to the members of both societies. The starting premise is that a new society is created into which both MAS and AiM would be integrated, but all options will be explored. This will not necessarily be straightforward and may take some time. In the meantime both societies will continue to function as normal and members will be kept informed of progress.

Peter Borrows
Chairman, Marlow Archaeological Society

 

Marlow Archaeology excavation

The Marlow Warlord
You will have seen the national news about the recent excavation in which a few MAS members were involved, also mentioned in our Autumn members' Update.

Dr Gabor Thomas of the University of Reading, who led the excavation, was interviewed for a BBC History Radio podcast last week - the link is below. It is much more in-depth than the initial press coverage and touches on a range of issues concerning early medieval archaeology in the Thames region and beyond.   Click here to listen to the podcast

Marlow Archaeological Society - better known as Marlow Archaeology, or MAS - is an active local society dedicated to widening knowledge of the archaeology and history of Marlow and the surrounding area - and sharing it with the wider community.

Our monthly talks programme in Marlow has become increasingly popular. It covers various historical and archaeological subjects that are mostly presented by leading experts in their field. We run regular fieldwork projects involving excavations, geophysics, research and reports. Visits are organised to places of interest.

We work with other local organisations to encourage public interest in supporting and conserving the archaeological and historical heritage of the Marlow area. We are involved in many local events, such as fêtes and regattas, which provide an opportunity to communicate with visitors to our stand and display our activities and findings.

Many of our members are also involved in projects around the country and we use their experience gained to improve our society.

New members are always welcome – some are interested in archaeology while others may just enjoy attending our talks and events. No previous archaeological experience is necessary as training and guidance are always on offer.

We are an active local society dedicated to widening our knowledge of the archaeology and history of Marlow and around - and sharing it with the wider community.

If you share our fascination with the past, why not get in touch?