Pictures needed for exhibiton on Maidenhead's motor industry

Maidenhead Heritage Centre to host exhibiton on the Maidenhead's motor industry

Lucy Golding

Pictures needed for exhibiton on Maidenhead's motor industry

An appeal for old pictures showing the town's motor industry has been launched by Maidenhead Heritage Centre.

The museum in Park Street will be holding a summer exhibition on the subject to mark 100 years since the first cars were manufactured in Maidenhead by GWK.

The company were based in the Cordwallis Industrial Estate.

Marendaz cars were also made in Maidenhead during the 1930s.

In the 1950s Tony Vandervell produced his Vanwall racing cars in Cox Green, culminating in Stirling Moss winning the British Grand Prix in 1957.

Chairman of the museum Richard Poad said: "It is an important part of our history especially as nowadays manufacturing in this country is in decline."

The exhibition will also display a genuine Burney Streamliner, to be loaned to the centre by the National Motor Museum.

People are also being asked to dig out any old information, including models, they might have and contact the centre on 01628 780555.

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