FOLLOWING this column two weeks ago here are three more previously unseen pictures taken by the late Malcolm McIntyre-Ure, local photographer and journalist.

The Drifters had a big hit with “Up On The Roof” in 1963 and this was the same year that Malcolm apparently gained access to the roof of Marlow Place in Station Road and came up with these marvellous views.

He always worked in monochrome (black and white) so might be turning in his grave that I have dared to add a touch of colour to these, but I continue to be amazed at today’s computerised technology.

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Not so long ago “colourisation” was a lengthy job by hand, now it is instantaneous.

The first photo looks down on Marlow’s most historic building – The Old Parsonage in St. Peter Street, parts of which date back to the 14th Century including the beautiful “Tracery” window lower right.

I was on good terms with a former resident, the late Rock Star Jim Capaldi who once gave me a guided tour.

His expensively equipped gymnasium contrasted slightly with the otherwise period surroundings!

Adjoining is The Deanery, another notable Marlow building, and beyond is the spire of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, built 1846, the design of Augustus Pugin who was partly responsible for the Houses of Parliament.

In the distance are Quarry Woods, 24 years before they were devastated by that 1987 storm; and amongst them is the house with the best view in Marlow - “Tall Trees”.

The two lower pictures look down on Station Road, and the impressive modern house on the corner cannot properly be appreciated behind the wall at ground level.

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Further along, Number 11 has been a pet shop for many decades under various names and ownerships: here it is the Farm & Country Pet Stores.

Next door with the window blind is the former Queen’s Café, at a time it was possible to get double egg and chips with a Coke in half a dozen different places in town. Just up-market eating houses now.

In 1963 the Odeon Cinema was still very much in business and the sidewall can just be seen on the right of Malcolm’s picture.

Contact Michael at or 01628 486571.