The Civic Society is keen to see sites of historic interest in the town identified and commemorated. Plaques have been put up by the Society to mark places of heritage interest; these include the one on the wall at the entrance to the NatWest Bank in the High Street commemorating the site of the old Greyhound Inn where King Charles I last met his children before being taken off to his execution; Brunel’s famous railway bridge (in 1975); Guards Club Park; Chapel Arches in Bridge Street in 1996 (here the Society were asked to recommend an appropriate site to the Council); and in 1997, a plaque to mark the site of the chapel of SS Andrew & Mary Magdalene, whose guild, founded in 1451, maintained the road and bridge across the Thames and was the precursor of civic life in Maidenhead. This plaque can be seen inset into the pavement in front of the entrance to the Bear Hotel in the High Street.
|Our most recent installation, in 2015, is a plaque to mark the position of the last remaining boundary stone of the Fishery Estate in Bray, off Oldfield Road. The plaque is mounted at ground level next to the boundary stone pilllar at the corner of Oldfield Road and Chauntry Road.
Find out more here about the many plaques that we have installed in and around the town.
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