05:27AM, Wednesday 05 September 2012
The history of a row of shops which could soon disappear has been charted in a new exhibition at the Maidenhead Heritage Centre.
'Goodbye Broadway! Hello Kings!', which opened today, charts the changing face of the Broadway, King Street and Queen Street triangle ahead of the proposed redevelopment of the area to create the Kings Triangle shopping and leisure complex.
The exhibition of items and photos look back at more than 100 years of the area's history from the time Queen Street was built up on green fields and into the present day.
Highlights of the exhibition include photographs of the old Plaza Cinema, which closed in the early 60s to be replaced by a bingo hall, and items and memorabilia from shops past and present.
Curator Brian Boulter said: "It all changed very slowly over the years and it is interesting to see it all.
"We thought that when people ask in a few years what it was like there it would be nice to have some sort of record.
"A lot of the shops are still fairly new so it just seems strange that all these buildings could soon be gone."
Brian will also lead a guided walk of the area on Saturday, October 6, starting at the Park Street centre at 2pm.
The free exhibition closes on October 14.
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