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Merelafan Anglo SaxonMarlow in Buckinghamshire is situated in the South of England and is the village where I was born. Actually Marlow used to be a village, but over the years it has expanded and become a small town.

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Marlow is a very pretty place. But it still has only one high street, and a couple of roads leading into and cheap canada goose uk out of it, at the top of the high street. It’s shaped a bit like a T.

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William the Conqueror gave Marlow to his bride Queen Matilda, as a wedding present. According to the Domesday Book, the name had changed to Merlaue, by 1086.

Over the Centuries it was passed down to each King and Queen, right up to Richard the First, and on until Queen Mary granted it to William Lord Paget. These days Canada Goose online Marlow is still owned by Sir William Clayton Bart. If you stand on the bridge on a summers day and look towards the distance, it is an amazing sight. The trees drop down into the water, and the whole of the river is covered with canada goose clearance sale boats.

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Canada Goose Parka A few years later, when John died, he was buried with him, they are both together in the same vault. This Picture was found and brought back out to the church about ten years ago. It was restored and now hangs in the Vestry.

Marlow River ThamesApart from the town, there are lovely walks along the river. Apart from the park, you can walk along to Bourne end, which is about 2 miles away from Marlow. The house (right), is based in Winter Hill, which is the other side of the river, and it is a very expensive area.

canada goose clearance Oh to be rich I say! That is the only draw back to living here. Even the smaller houses in my town are silly money. It was only a few years ago that Marlow was just a small village, and the majority of people living here were very canada goose store poor. In the 1980s, more affluent people arrived, and the house prices went up very high.

We have a tradition, once a year, where the town is packed with visitors and residents. It is the Marlow Regatta. Higginson park, is filled to the rafters, so to speak, with a fun fair, rowing and a very big beer tent! The organisers close off the top part of the river with marquees and everybody gets dressed up in canada goose coats their best Sunday clothes, and pay to sit around watching the rowing.

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