03:21AM, Thursday 02 February 2012
Royal souvenirs are being sought to feature in a free exhibition at Maidenhead Heritage Centre to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Park Street centre is appealing for people to loan items from any period of Elizabeth II's reign to fill display cases at the God Save the Queen exhibition due to run from March 2-31.
Centre chairman Richard Poad said: "We've already been promised a wide range of souvenirs and would like to have our display cases packed with colourful items - everything from postcards to commemorative plates."
Among the items already lined up for display are a Wedgwood coronation mug and a model of the coronation procession complete with a miniature gold coach.
The centre also has its own collection of souvenir programmes from 1962 when the Queen opened Maidenhead Town Hall in St Ives Road and from the silver jubilee in 1977 which was marked with an air display in White Waltham.
A public lecture, Long live the Queen, will also be hosted by Mr Poad on February 28 from 11am at the WRVS centre in York Road.
Call 01628 780555 for details.
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