Here is another former Marlow periodical of which I doubt if anyone in the town today holds any first hand memories.

The fortnightly “Marlow Review” existed in the 1930s priced at one penny, printed and published by Greens Printing Services who were based in Chapel Street at that time, but later moved to purpose built premises behind Southview Road.

That business became a part of the Marlow Bureau organisation in the 1980s.

I only have one edition of the Review, from March 16th 1933, eight pages, just one photograph, but it contains some fascinating news items and nostalgic advertisements.

Here are just a few, and if it creates any interest I will cut out a few more for another day.

Nice to know that Marlovians could sleep peacefully in their beds as result of the “Midnight Marauder” being apprehended, a title that reminded me of an early Only Fools & Horses episode featuring the “Peckham Pouncer”.

I was intrigued by the fact that the naughty driver whose case was dismissed, Angus Wellicome, actually sold motor cars, owning garages in the High Street and in Station Road.

Anyone lying drunk in the roadway along Henley Road these days would soon come to grief under a car or a lorry.

Mr John Lane’s fine of two shillings and sixpence seems about right (£85 in today’s money) but surprisingly less than the four shillings each demanded from Messrs. Teasdale, Miller and Price for shouting in the street.

It still happens in Marlow on a Friday night. A fine for leaving litter in the street would be a great idea for 2020.

However on the subject of money, that rather nice three valve radio at R.J.Platt, priced at thirteen pounds and ten shillings, would be the equivalent of around nine hundred and fifty pounds today!

Television was still a few years away.

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