In this exploratory exhibition, we have selected 20 representative aerial photographs to show the development of Maidenhead, particularly around the 1950s-1970s.
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Looking for Cookham, Littlewick Green, Bray? These will be the subjects of subsequent online exhibitions.
On display as you enter the Maidenhead Heritage Centre, this image taken from 25,000 feet shows the central part of Maidenhead in 1975.
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The ring road is open but the railway bridge on Braywick Road has not yet been widened. Braywick Park has a running track and a rugby pitch, and only basic huts. The landfill is still in use in what is now the Braywick Nature Reserve. The former bus station at Chapel Arches appears to have been been vacated, but not yet redeveloped.
What else do you see?
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