10:51AM, Monday 21 September 2015
The sounds of the 90s rang out at Bachelors Acre in Windsor on Saturday as indie chart stars Republica entertained crowds.
The Windsor-based band, who had hit singles including Ready to Go and Drop Dead Gorgeous, were part of a day of live music at the park to celebrate Windsor Library’s 20th birthday.
The birthday bash was officially opened by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Eileen Quick.
More than 200 people crowded into the park to enjoy the event with many families bringing along their own picnic as they soaked up the September sun and danced along to the music.
The event was part of the Windsor Fringe festival with Maidenhead Musical Comedy Society (MMCS) performing songs from Hairspray The Musical and Stage Coach also performing.
Youngsters were kept entertained by the chance try out their circus skills.
Samantha Davidson, outreach and stock manager for Royal Borough libraries, said: “I had to do something to mark Windsor Library’s 20th birthday and I thought I know a band that was big in the 90s when it opened and it all sort of went from there really.
“I am thrilled with how it’s turned out, it’s a lovely day, the weather has been fantastic and it’s just been a really nice atmosphere. There are lots of local people here.”
Windsor Library was opened on the Bachelors Acre site on September 11, 1995 - a relocation from its original site on St Leonards Road - and in November that year it was officially opened by Princess Anne.
Samantha added the library was as popular as ever with people continuing to flood through its doors each year.
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