Maidenhead Heritage Centre

This small yet informative museum is in the centre of Maidenhead and tells the story of Maidenhead’s past through a number of exhibits. It is a little gem, staffed by some lovely and very interesting volunteers. We were given lots of information particularly about the Second World War, with stories of young women in their early 20’s who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes from the factories to the airfields to replace those lost in battle. The actual title for this exhibition is "Grandma flew Spitfires". I managed to purchase two pin badges depicting a Supermarine Spitfire and an Avro Lancaster Bomber. Well worth a visit.
Had McDonalds for lunch and plenty of fluid throughout the day, in the extreme heat. Whilst writing this blog we sat by the river and a lovely Victorian fountain which was built in 1908 called "The Ada Lewis Trough"