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Old Windsor looks into the past with history exhibition

Old Windsor looks into the past with history exhibition

Lucy Elder

Old Windsor looks into the past with history exhibition

Maps, photos and anecdotes of times gone by were on display at Old Windsor Day Centre at the weekend.


Old Windsor Parish Council chairman Jane Dawson and parish and borough councillor Lynne Jones put on the display at the Straight Road venue, which had a steady flow of visitors over the two days.

Cllr Dawson said researching for the exhibition was like 'peeling back the skins of an onion' as every time they found something out it would lead to another discovery.

She added they have had a 'good mix' of the community visit.

Reading Museum, Berkshire Archaeology, Windsor Museum, London Zoo and the British Museum are among the organisations who helped.

The event was held as part of the parish council's neighbourhood plan to try to establish what residents want their village to look like in the future.

"We have had people coming in and saying 'I've got this and I've got that'," said Cllr Dawson, adding they have found themselves as the archivists of village history.

As well as the displays up on boards, there was also a collection of artefacts found in and around the village.

One such piece was a gold-coloured eagle, which Cllr Dawson and Cllr Jones believe could date back to Roman times.

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