New Exhibition – The Marlow Donkey Railway

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Steam locomotive No.1421 the "Marlow Donkey"

The MARLOW MUSEUM is have just opened their latest exhibition in a line of well received displays in recent years:  “THE MARLOW DONKEY – OUR RAILWAY”.

The exhibition covers the history of the coming of the railway to Marlow, Buckinghamshire, in 1873.

Featuring railway items from the branch, visual displays with photographs of the past including local people. An opportunity to add stories and memories to a Special Visitors Book. Try lifting a fireman’s shovel !

This exhibition is sponsored by First Great Western (FGW) who currently provide the rail service from Marlow to London and Reading via Maidenhead. Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of FGW says “we are delighted to be supporting this fascinating exhibition. The railway is hugely important for Marlow, for both business and leisure travel, and it is good to see how it has developed since it started. I want to see that development continue and for services to remain thriving for at least another 138 years”.

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The Marlow Museum is situated at Court Garden, Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE – just before you enter the main reception.
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5 pm. Pay & Display Parking on site. Museum Entry is FREE!

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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