Plaques and Memorial Stones

A selection of images of various plaques and memorial stones which are to be found in and around Maidenhead, from Maidenhead Bridge to Oaken Grove, on the Boundary walk and at Maidenhead United Football Ground.

Maidenhead Boundary marker stone
Maidenhead Boundary marker stone

There are several of these “MB” Maidenhead Boundary stones to be found, they mark the edges of Maidenhead and many can be spotted during the annual 13 mile Maidenhead Boundary Walk.

Plaque to commemorate JDM Pearce, outside Kidwells Park
Plaque to commemorate JDM Pearce, outside Kidwells Park
On Maidenhead Bridge, a plaque commemorating the floods of 1947
On Maidenhead Bridge, a plaque commemorating the floods of 1947

This plaque is on the Maidenhead side of the bridge and commemorates the disastrous floods of 1947 which is quite possibly the worst tragedy Maidenhead has ever experienced. There is a great article on the floods here.

Plaque on the famous Sounding Arch bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Plaque on the famous Sounding Arch bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

This plaque is to be found on the Sounding Arch Bridge. Situated about 150 metres from Maidenhead Bridge, Brunel’s Famous railway bridge with its amazing sounding arch which provides the link over the River Thames for the main trainline between Reading and Paddington. Walk down the top path by the Thames, walk underneath the bridge and the plaque is on the far side of the bridge.

Richard Dimbleby - Plaque on the bridge over to Ray Mill Island
Richard Dimbleby – Plaque on the bridge over to Ray Mill Island
Plaque in Oaken Grove celebrating Sir Nicholas Winton
Plaque in Oaken Grove celebrating Sir Nicholas Winton

There are a number of plaques in the Nicholas Winton Memorial Garden at Oaken Grove which have different quotes from Nicholas Winton.

Plaque at Maudsley Memorial Garde
Plaque at Maudsley Memorial Garden

Just outside the RBWM Library on St Ives Road lies Maudsley Memorial Garden, and this plaque commemorates the late Alderman John Barker Maudsley CBE.

In memory of Bill Davies; plaque is at Guards Club
In memory of Bill Davies; plaque is at Guards Club

This small plaque is on a stone within the Guards Club Park, close the old Victorian bridge across the Thames.

In commemoration of the four boys from Altwood School who died in 1988 during a skiing trip
To commemorate the four boys from Altwood School who died in 1988 during a skiing trip

“The Companions” is to be found on Ray Mill Island close to Boulters Weir.

Plaque in Oaken Grove celebrating Sir Nicholas Winton
Plaque in Oaken Grove celebrating Sir Nicholas Winton
In commemoration of RAF 578 Squadron
In commemoration of RAF 578 Squadron

Within Carpenters Wood is the site where RAF Squadron 578 are commemorated.

RBWM plaque at Maidenhead United FC, York Road
RBWM plaque at Maidenhead United FC, York Road

This plaque is clearly seen as you enter the football club. It commemorates Maidenhead United playing football on the same ground since 16th February 1871, the longest of any football club!

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