Marlow Town Council held their inaugural ‘Celebrate Marlow’ event last Sunday. Veterans, Senior Citizens, many representatives from the volunteer community along with representatives from the two senior schools, and cadets all joined the Mayor, Councillors and Officers for a celebratory lunch at the Crowne Plaza.
MyMarlow was also lucky enough to be invited along, we enjoyed it, and it certainly seemed to be enjoyed and appreciated by the other guests.
Entertainment was provided by Great Marlow School Jazz band and the Sir William Borlase’s Gospel Choir who both did a great job.
An entertaining short film was shown which included some clips of old Marlow and messages from Sir Steve Redgrave, Naomi Riches and Tom Chambers. There was a genuinely funny segment involving comments from local children on why they love the town. During the meal was a rolling slideshow of old photos – mostly from the collection of Michael Eagleton. There was also a competition between each table to guess the dates of 3 specific photos, with a small prize for the winners.
During her speech, Mayor Jocelyn Towns said “this is the first time we’ve hosted an event like this. Bringing all generations together to Celebrate Marlow and acknowledge achievements past and present. Whether that’s been defending Queen and Country, running clubs and organisations or events, being a flood warden or litter picking … you are all very important and Marlow Town Council would like to say a huge thank you. By volunteering, you have all contributed towards the fabric of what makes Marlow such a wonderful and popular town, the community spirit shines through and you are truly appreciated.”
We have a few photos of the event, click on one to enter the gallery: