Following an attempt to get the thousands of pictures on my PC into some sort of order I have extracted a few that you may not have seen before, including a couple where a bit more information would be welcome.

Firstly Marlow Football Ground in the 1930s. Looks like there might have been a 'No entry unless you are wearing a cap or hat' stipulation! The grandstand, a recent addition at the date of the picture, is the only covered accommodation available, but behind this, only a farm where Oak Tree Avenue is now. 

Next a fairly routine Causeway view with some nice cars. The centre area is surrounded by iron railings, and no sign of the flagpole, although one certainly existed in early photographs. Back then, these trees, which grew even taller, meant that the church could not be seen from the High Street.

Moving to the second line – a floodlit bowls match?  From the left: Jimmy Clanchy (Estate Agent with George Kendall); Stan Clark (Workshop foreman at Currall's Garage); two unknown gentlemen: then Mr Boddy, landlord of the Clayton Arms, the pub at Lane End not the one in Quoiting Square Marlow; Mr Passingham, a stalwart official of the British Legion Centre, not a lot is known about the lady receiving a bouquet of flowers or the gentleman making the presentation.

However, behind are a fairly young Alan Coster, Town Councillor and High Street tobacconist, and Fred Nottingham, father of Pam the lace-making expert. Fred worked for W.T. Porter's at the Station. Following the story of a fire in Hatches Row, which the horse-drawn fire tender did not get to in time to save it, I was asked if there were any pictures of this long-forgotten alleyway near Dean Street. 

Another nice old car in the next one, driving up the High Street towards H. & J.W, Aldridge, Greengrocers, and Woolworths, two large shops that occupied the original Crown Hotel building from 1930s to the 1970s. First shop on the left is newsagent Wymans, part of a nationwide chain that had taken over the Wellbourne & Simpson  premises next door to the North Thames Gas Showrooms.

I have previously printed pictures I took of the walls in the clock room when the town clock was weight-driven and had to be wound weekly. This is probably the clearest picture available, signatures ranging over a 100 year period, initially just of the various clock winders, but later anyone who had made the climb.

Somebody might recognise the nickname 'Trucky' (H.Bowles) who left his signature in 1935. From 40 years later there is Tom Walsh who lived in Oak Tree Road. Finally, a cutting from a 'Picture Post' magazine. I hope that the caption reproduces well enough for you are able to read it, as this proves my theory, some years ago that the better known picture of a pontoon close to Marlow bridge may have been taken a few years  before the First World War.

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