HISTORY fans are being urged to help discover the past this week as a modern way of researching local history comes to Marlow.

Marlow Archaeology Society MAS is staging an open event on "Unlocking Buckinghamshire's Past", an internet programme recording the location of all suitable historic artefacts and sites in the area.

It is a new way of looking into history and will give researchers the bonus of receiving information with just the click of a button.

The programme is being produced by Buckinghamshire County Council, and it is hoped the event on Wednesday will encourage Marlovians to bring their own cherished historical items, which can be checked and possibly placed in the database themselves.

Kim Biddulph, project officer for the website, will be giving a talk and informing people of their progress.

The talk takes place on Wednesday,November, 16, at 8pm, in Marlow All Saints Church, in The Causeway.

There is a charge of £2.50 for members of MAS and £3.50 for non-members.

Visit the demonstration website at www.buckscc.gov.uk/archaeology and click on Unlocking Buckinghamshire's Past.

For more information call Betty Bell-Smith on 01628 525393