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About Us

A short history

We are Marylebone's oldest amenity society, set up in 1948 to save the war-damaged Nash Terraces in Regent's Park. The Society has gone on to protect and cultivate Marylebone's historic assets, saving the Old Marylebone Station from demolition, and pedestrianising Wyndham Place.

The Society is a Registered Charity (No. 274082) run by its members who share a common interest in protecting and celebrating Marylebone's history and character.

Our history is reflected in the timeline below.

Patron: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

President: Lord Andrew Adonis

Council Chair: Gaby Higgs

Honorary Treasurer: Elizabeth Queenan

Honorary Secretary: Moira Parkes

Council Members:

Joseph Dangoor

Patricia Kleinman

Robert McAulay

Cynthia Poole

Johan van der Merwe

Mike Wood

Ian Wylie

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Our Role

We study and record the social and historic development of Marylebone. Through our publications we encourage and engage public interest in the beauty, traditions, and character of Marylebone.

The society organises a variety of cultural, educational and social events to bring together like-minded people, often around talks and visits to notable buildings and landmarks.

Westminster City Council is required to consult the Marylebone Society on planning issues in the Old Borough of St. Marylebone, and Western Regent's Park. Our planning committee meets monthly to provide expert recommendations on applications and representing residents' views on additional matters.


Regeneration and conservation projects

In 2008 the society funded the restoration of the John Nash Memorial outside All Souls Church, which it financed in 1952.

In 2000 the Society published "Discovering St. Marylebone", four self-guided walks to help people discover and explore the area.

Most recently, the society regenerated the Wesley Memorial Garden at the top of Marylebone High Street, creating an oasis of peace for the public to enjoy.


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