Dedworth WWI Roadshow comes up trumps

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Local residents in Dedworth rummaged in cupboards and lofts and dusted off old heirlooms to show specialists at the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum WWI roadshow last Saturday (June 20).

Museum specialists and volunteers were delighted with the turnout, and a steady flow of visitors  brought  around 30 new artefacts which will be added to the museum’s WWI digital archive.

Artefacts included a teapot with special WWI inscription on its base, an Edwardian christening gown, a working model steam engine and lots more.

The Heritage Lottery Funded event, which was held at Dedworth Library from 9.30am – 1pm on Saturday morning, is the fourth in a series of roadshows touring the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead during 2015.

Volunteers from a wide range of organisations took part, including the Friends of Windsor Museum, Dorney Ambassadors and the Maidenhead Camera Club.

Education Officer Kate Pitt said: “We are always grateful for the help of so many local organisations in making this a really special event when the museum comes out to visit the community. Local residents really came up trumps and brought some amazing finds with them.”

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