May's centreTalk by Nigel Smales is a history of Skindles Hotel which stood on Taplow's riverbank by Maidenhead Bridge. For generations, it was THE place to be and to be seen.
Nigel will explain how it evolved from The Orkney Arms, an 18th Century coaching inn, to become notorious for its perfect storm of elite Edwardian decadence and discretion, and how its iconic reputation was reinvented time and again to entertain royalty, gentry, literary giants, musicians and stars of stage, screen and political theatre until its closure in 1995. The old buildings are no more but a new chapter has begun with the recent opening on their site of a new restaurant, 'Roux at Skindles'.
Thursday 9th May 2019 at 19:45 (doors open 19:30) @ Bourne End Community Centre.
Tickets £5 (£4 for Community Ass'n members) on the door. £4 (£3 for members) in advance from the Community Centre Office or bar or book online
centreTalks are a fund raising activity of Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.