Marcham Society Publications

Marcham Remembered: supported by Awards for All To order a copy call 01865 391626 or email

You can buy any of The Marcham Society's publications using cheques or cash at the following

  • Marcham Village Shop and Post Office, North Street, Marcham (Mon-Fri 07.30 - 18.00 / Sat-Sun 08.00 - 13.00)
  • Email Marg Hall
  • Phone Marg on 01865 391626
  • For copies sent by post, we accept prepayment by cheque - please email or call for details
  • or by visiting www.thematic-trails.org/oxfordshire-landscapes.htm to buy online. (Our publications are approximately halfway down the page.)

A5 booklets

Special offer: Any 4 publications for £10
(excluding Marcham Remembered)

Special Publications

Marcham Remembered a village in pictureswas published in November 2009 to critical acclaim. You can buy copies for £10 from the locations above and also

  • Abingdon Museum (Daily 1030 - 1600)
  • Mostly Books and The Bookstore in Abingdon

 


The Ayris Family Receipt Book 1845

A reprint of a handwritten book that belonged to the Ayris family who lived in Garford. Cures for all, from coughs to the strangles, and recipes for hams, home-made wines and blacking.

£3.00





A Tale of Two Benches

The artist Robert Gibbings describes a visit to Marcham in the 1950s to buy wood for a bench from Pointer's woodyard. A reprint of a chapter from "Till I End My Song" and a short history of the Pointer family.

£3.00




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Coral Rag

The Coral Rag is the Journal of the Marcham Society and its name is taken from the local coral rag-stone, the Corallian limestone on which Marcham stands and which provided the building material for most of the old stone buildings in the village.

Vol 1 ....... Out of print

Coral Rag

  • Foreword .... Eric Dunford
  • Wild Celery.... Janey Cumber
  • Lost and Found in Marcham.... Eric Dunford
  • Marcham's Misfortune: David Jones, Vicar 1699-1724.... Manfred Brod
  • Marcham in the News.... Claire Bolton
  • Marcham's Waterbirds.... Eric Dunford
  • Recording Marcham's buildings.... Jessica Brod
  • A Marcham Ghost Story .... Janey Cumber

Vol 2 ....... Out of print

Coral Rag

  • Archaeology in Marcham and Frilford: Excavations on Trendles Field, Manor Farm, Marcham, 2001.... Janey Cumber
  • A Duffield Memorial Tablet in All Saints' Church, Marcham .... Elizabeth Whitehouse
  • The Church that Marcham Might Have Had .... Jessica Brod
  • Plants of the Parish .... Sheila Dunford
  • Butterflies and Moths in Marcham .... Jim Asher
  • Hedgerows .... Anne Smithson and Bridget Rudge
  • Lost and Found in Marcham .... Leila Tyrrill

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Vol 3 ....... £3.50

Coral Rag

  • Archaeology in Marcham and Frilford: A Second Year of Excavations on Trendles Field, Manor Farm. .... William Cumber
  • Snails .... Arthur Spriggs
  • Lost and Found in Marcham: Clay Pipes or "Fancies" .... Eric Dunford
  • Conkering Heroes: How the Schoolchildren of Marcham Aided the War Effort in 1917 .... Elizabeth Whitehouse
  • Plants of the Parish: The Snowdrop Galanthus elwesii.... Sheila Dunford
  • Women in Marcham in the Seventeenth Century. A Survey of Wills and Probate Inventories 1658-1709 .... Claire Bolton

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Vol 4 ....... £3.50

Coral Rag

  • The Marcham Church Institute a Century Ago .... Marion Pointer
  • Marcham in 1901 .... Jessica Brod
  • The Marcham / Frilford Excavations:2003 .... William and Janey Cumber
  • Slugs .... Arthur Spriggs
  • Lost and Found in Marcham: A Charles I Half Crown .... Mark Wiseman
  • Commercial bakeries in Marcham in the 19th and 20th Centuries.... Elizabeth Whitehouse

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Vol 5 ....... £3.50

Coral Rag

  • Marcham at War: Military activities in the locality during the Second World War .... Nigel Dawe
  • German and Italian Prisoners of War in Marcham .... Bill Pointer
  • World War II bombs in the Marcham Area .... Marion Pointer
  • Lest We Forget: The war memorials in Marcham and Garford .... Elizabeth Whitehouse
  • Skeletons at the Amphitheatre: An update on the Marcham/Frilford excavation .... Hannah Fluck
  • Reading History from Plants: Marcham churchyard .... Frances Watkins
  • A Lasting Memorial: The gravestones in Marcham churchyard and burial ground .... Judith Fontaine

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Vol 6 ....... £4.00

Coral Rag

  • Grapes at Frilford Heath: Bothy Vineyard .... Richard & Sian liwicki
  • Trendles Field: An Update. Excavations on Trendles Field, Marcham 2004-5 .... William Cumber
  • Lost and Found in Marcham: Part 5: four pottery fragments .... Claire Bolton
  • Marcham School in the 1930s and 1940s .... Manfred Brod
  • Life on the Wall .... Sheila Dunford
  • The Gore-brownes of Oakley Park .... Elizabeth Whitehouse

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Vol 7 ....... £4.00

Coral Rag

  • The National Federation of Women's Institutes Comes to Marcham Park .... Anne Stamper
  • Lost, Transformed and Found in Marcham: Part 6: Ammonites .... Nick Lawrie
  • Field Walking in big Leas Field, Manor Farm, Marcham .... Roger Gelder
  • News from the Celery Patch .... Anne Cole
  • Marcham Floods: July 1968 and Earlier .... Marion Pointer
  • Dr Barnardo's Home Oakley Park .... Judith Fontaine

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Vol 8 ....... £4.00

Coral Rag

  • Dealing with Government, 1650 Style .... Manfrod Brod
  • Memoirs of a Boy from the "Atomic" .... Peter Fontaine
  • Marcham School: 1945 - 2003 .... Eileen Langley
  • Upwood: A House of its Time .... Miriam James
  • Rare Habitat and Rare Plants .... Susan Erskine
  • Quarries at Marcham .... Elizabeth Whitehouse

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Vol 9 ....... £4.50

Coral Rag

  • The Morlands of Sheepstead House .... Elizabeth Whitehouse
  • Two of Marcham's Rarer Birds .... Eric Dunford
  • Lichens and Marcham Churchyard .... Frances Watkins
  • Marcham in the News: Hailstones and "Boys will be Girls" .... Marion Pointer
  • Trendles Field: A Conclusion? Excavation Report 2006-2011 .... William Cumber
  • Plants of the Parish: Himalayan or Indian Balsam .... Sheila Dunford

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