Charitable trust celebrates 50 years of helping others

Charitable trust celebrates 50 years of helping others

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Sophie Flowers

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Charitable trust celebrates 50 years of helping others

The 50th anniversary of the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust is being celebrated at the Maidenhead Heritage Centre.

The Park Street centre launched its £45,000 visitor entrance, sponsored by Biffaward, on Friday.

The first visitor through the door was Baylis Media deputy chairman Jason Baylis who examined the trust display.

Jason, Louis Baylis' great nephew, said: "It's an excellent way of being able to inform the public who visit the centre of the work that the trust has done over the years and how we support the local community."

While he was at the centre, Jason also tried out the Spitfire simulator, which is part of the centre's permanent Grandma Flew Spitfires! exhibition, celebrating the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary.

The centre has been closed since late December for the visitor entrance to be installed.

Centre chairman Richard Poad said the new entrance is a huge improvement, providing an air lock against the weather and offering additional space for displays.

The centre is open from 10am-4pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.

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