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The Marlow Archaeology Group


We are all saddened by the untimely death of our chairman Martin Fowkes. Martin had an archaeology degree but after a couple of years in the field, decided to change to a career in IT and subsequently knowledge management that both offered better rewards. Before becoming chairman of Marlow Archaeology Group, Martin had been chairman of Archaeology in Marlow and was jointly responsible for bringing together the two archaeological societies in Marlow. He put an immense amount of effort into both roles. Martin was greatly liked and respected for his strong sense of humanity, humility and the plain decency with which he conducted himself. He was knowledgeable, a good leader and good company. He will be sorely missed. We offer our condolences to Karin, his partner of 20 years.


Dummy site photoMarlow Archaeology Group (MAG) is an active and friendly group open to all over the age of 18 with an interest in our hidden past: no experience is needed.

Our focus is on Marlow and the neighbouring areas of the Thames Valley and the Chilterns. We aim to increase our knowledge of the use and occupation of our area through research, talks from experts and practical investigation on the ground; and to share and encourage interest in our findings with the community. There has been a welcome and very positive response to the creation of the Group which draws on the legacies of both Marlow Archaeological Society (MAS) and Archaeology in Marlow (AIM).


Cookham Priory excavationWe were recently invited by the University of Reading to support their investigation in Cookham Paddock (see BBC article). Several members with excavation experience worked alongside the supervisors and students, together with members of neighbouring archaeological societies.

The formal existence of Marlow Archaeology Group began on the 1st of September after the interim trustees had signed the constitution and the Deeds of Transfer of the assets and funds from MAS and AIM to MAG.

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Our next talks

Ashes under Uricon (Zoom)
Thursday 22 September at 8pm
by Dr Roger White.  

The Stonehenge Landscape (Zoom)
Thursday 13 October at 8pm ) by Professor Vince Gaffney 

Ancient trackways (Zoom)
Thursday 24 November at 8 pm
by Professor Martin Bell 

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