1921 GWK CAR NOW ON DISPLAY
The car in the photo at the top of this page was built in Maidenhead 101 years ago – and it is still in driving condition. It was bequeathed to the museum by the late Keith Saw, grandson of one of the founders of GWK. It is now on permanent display and is well worth a look! It is hoped to display the car at Maidenhead Festival and other such events this summer.
The radio manufacturer Dynatron, based in Maidenhead, also made elegant ‘Radiogramophones’ in beautiful wooden cases, and this 1950 model has just been added to our collection and is now on display – and worth admiring! The case is walnut, the gramophone works (and produces a wonderfully full rich sound) and the radio has 5 bands: Long wave, medium wave and three short wave bands. The tuning dial has scores of radio stations to choose from including the BBC Home Service, Light Programme and Third Programme – known to today’s listeners as Radios 4, 2 and 3. Stations on the dial include Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Bombay, Peiping (modern Beijing) and Suva, the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean. Quite a geography lession for us all! The radio part of our machine doesn’t work yet but it will – provided we rig up a very long aerial wire!
2022 RIVER THAMES CRUISE
Tuesday September 6th 2022 at 10am
Tickets for this year’s cruise are now on sale.
The 2022 cruise will follow the same format as the 2021 cruise, which was a great success, with sunny weather enhancing the gorgeous view of Cliveden from the river (above). You will embark at Riverside Gardens in Maidenhead and cruise gently upstream through Cookham, Bourne End and Marlow, before turning downriver as far as Bray. The cruise returns to Maidenhead at approx. 3pm. En route Richard Poad will share his knowledge and love of the river with a live commentary. Please bring a picnic lunch. The fully licensed on board bar serves hot drinks as well as alcohol. Tickets on sale now