CHAPEL ARCHES – now until November 13 2021
A small display telling the story of Chapel Arches, where High Street crosses the York Stream and where a chapel built in around 1270 stood in the middle of the wide road by the Bear Hotel. This was the birthplace of Maidenhead. Includes images old and not so old, including Diana Dors in her coffee shop called El Toucan.
BRAY STUDIOS – now until November 13 2021
The impending developments at Bray Studios will once more give the studios international standing. In the 1950s and 1960s they were the home of Hammer films and this display covers those glory years. It also looks at Bray Studios now and includes plans and artists impressions of the development.
Autumn exhibitions to be announced
RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 2022 THE MARLOW WARLORD
Finds from the 2019/20 excavations of a Saxon burial overlooking the Thames Valley near Marlow. In cooperation with Maidenhead Archaeological and Historical Society and Bucks County Museum.
2022 RIVER THAMES CRUISE
Tuesday September 6th 2022 at 10am
The 2022 cruise will follow the same format as our 2021 Thames Cruise on September 3rd. This was a great success, with dry sunny weather for the first part of the cruise, enhancing the gorgeous view of Cliveden from the river (above). There were no delays at locks as we cruised gently upstream through Cookham, Bourne End and Marlow, before turning downriver as far as Bray. before returning to Maidenhead on schedule at 3pm. En route Richard Poad shared his knowledge and love of the river with a live commentary. The fully licensed on board bar served hot drinks as well as alcohol. Tickets on sale from April 2022.
The current season of Online Lectures via Zoom ended on July 7th and will restart in October. Recordings of previous lectures are available. If you would like to find out more, please visit https://maidenheadheritage.org.uk/online-lectures/
LUNCHTIME TALKS – postponed
Covid restrictions permitting, our popular lunchtime lectures will resume in autumn 2021