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 (Open Monday - Saturday 8 - 10 am due to current restrictions)
  • Contact Marcham Society
  • 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

** Coral Rag 10 now available! **

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

Special Publications

Marcham Remembered a village in pictures was 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

Five Years to LibertyFive Years to Liberty the war poems of John Buxton with an introduction by Murray Maclean.

See extracts from his war diaries and his poems

£8.50

 


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

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  • 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

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  • 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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Vol 10 ....... £5.00

Coral Rag

  • Memories of Bernard Higgins Part 1 .... Sheila Dunford
  • World War One .... Mike Hoath
  • A Small School, a Great War .... Simon Blackmore
  • A Golden Age of Cycling .... Murray Maclean
  • The Archaeology of Anson Field .... Simon Blackmore
  • Big Leas Field Update .... Steve Nicholson and Sheila Tilley
  • Modern Marcham Mulsum .... Simon Blackmore
  • Plants of the Parish: Viper's Bugloss .... Sheila Dunford
  • The English Hedgerow .... Murray Maclean

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