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What's on at Maidenhead Heritage Centre
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The current exhibition shows how far the Heritage Centre has come in 20 years. It charts the journey from Bridge Avenue in 1993 to the present day in Park Street. The above picture contains many items produced by the museum over the last 20 years. They include mugs, books, DVDs, T-Towels, calendars and even a Christmas Pudding!
22 May – 13 July 2013
The Cookham Collection
Our collection of objects from Cookham includes pottery from Odney, cartoon films from Moor Hall, a wonderful model of Cookham Mill in the 19th century, an original cartoon of village characters who were regulars at the Bell and the Dragon and an archive relating to Dr Robert Shepard, the village doctor in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
16 July – 21 September 2013
Maidenhead and the Motor Industry
2013 sees the 100th anniversary of the first motor cars made in Maidenhead, called the GWK. The same factory later made Marendaz Specials and the Burney Streamliner, one of which was sold to Edward Prince of Wales.
25 September – 30 November
Maidenhead’s Listed Buildings
Over 70 listed buildings give the lie to claims that there is no heritage left in Maidenhead.
3 December – Christmas
Christmas 100 years ago
A Victorian Christmas.
Dates: 3rd, 5th & 10th September 2013.
Join one of our popular River Thames Historical Cruises for a 5-hour trip from Maidenhead to Marlow and return, with a live commentary about the history of the river, its wildlife, boats, and buildings - not forgetting the gossip and the scandals.
Please call 01628 780555 to book places or to get further information. ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT
13th April 2013
A 20th Anniversary Tea Party was held at the Heritage Centre
for Volunteers and Members
Here Chairman Richard Poad is seen holding the special celebration cake, with Fran Edwards the Administrator and Iris Brown, one of the Management Committee members.
Thursday 9 May at 12.45pm at Maidenhead Heritage Centre
BRUNEL AND MAIDENHEAD
Speaker : Lyn Perkins
This was a talk about the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Of his origins and his achievements, including the design of the Sounding Arch here in Maidenhead. This being the 175th anniversary of the completion of the Sounding Arch and of the first train to run between London and Maidenhead.