01:48PM, Friday 08 April 2016
Windsor was beaten by the narrowest of margins in a race to win its own Monopoly board.
The town lost out to Guildford in a public vote to decide which of the Home Counties should be immortalised by the world-famous board game.
Less than one per cent separated the two locations at the final count, leaving fellow contenders Cranbrook, Epping Forest, Marlow and St Albans in their wake.
“We very nearly had to reach for the Monopoly dice,” said Jamie Lamont of Winning Moves UK, which will create the new Guildford edition of the board.
“In the end a big congratulations to Guildford and commiserations to Windsor in particular who ran them exceptionally close and also to the other four in the public poll too.
“A very big thank you too to everyone who voted.”
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