The event was attended by the Mayor, Chris Funnell, and President of The Marlow Society, Sir Keith Stuart. Guest of honour was Kay Coster, widow of Alan Coster who was very well known in Marlow, running Coster’s tobaccanist shop, and previously owning the Portlands site originally purchased by his grandfather.
Mayor Chris Funnell commented: “I’m delighted to be present at the unveiling of the history board of Portland Gardens, which represents a look back in time. It is very encouraging that we are embracing this unique development and that we can maintain the heritage of the town and leave a legacy for the future.”
“Of course, this is part of the wider initiative to place history boards around our beautiful riverside town and forms part of a history trail for visitors, and residents alike. I am grateful on behalf of Marlow Town Council to the Marlow Society and Crest Nicholson in recording the history of the site.”
Christine Tiernan, Sales & Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South, said: “The history board unveiling ceremony is a stand out occasion for us in Marlow this year. We’re very proud to be marking the latest history board in Marlow in collaboration with The Marlow Society, and pleased to receive such a great welcome from the Mayor of Marlow and wider community. We are excited to see how the history trail progresses over the next few years.”
The new development
Portland Gardens is a collection of luxurious two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom homes. To find out more visit the Marketing Suite onsite or visit www.crestnicholson.com/developments/portland-gardens.