Tickets are now on sale for this special talk by Taplow historian Nigel Smales, which ties in with our Story of Skindles exhibition. From an 18th century inn at Maidenhead Bridge, Skindles developed to become ‘the most famous hotel in the world’, frequented by princes, politicians, pop-stars and the rest. In the early 1980s La Valbonne nightclub at Skindles was voted the best nightclub in the world, and many local people have shared their memories of the club. “In 1985 our daughter met her future husband in the Valbonne” wrote one visitor to the exhibition and “Met my man in the swimming pool” wrote another anonymous visitor! But in 1995 the doors closed for the last time and the building lay derelict for 20 years. Now top-end housing is rising on the site of the iconic hotel. Nigel Smales traces this amazing part of Maidenhead and Taplow history in this fund-raising talk. Tickets cost just £8 and are available from the Heritage Centre or by calling 01628 780555.
Date: Wednesday 14 September at 7.30pm
Venue: Maidenhead Heritage Centre (parking at Grove Road or Maidenhead Town Hall – free for Advantage card holders)