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Welcome to the web site of Friends of Maidenhead Waterways (FoMW)... 'bringing the Thames into town'. We are a registered charity, set up by the people of Maidenhead for the benefit of the town of Maidenhead, and committed to restoring the old waterways that run through Maidenhead town centre. The project is part of  the Royal Borough's Area Action Plan to rejuvenate Maidenhead town centre.

Please see FoMW's VIDEO, introduced by Theresa May MP, which explains the background, progress to date (2019) and the waterway's central role in Maidenhead's regeneration... The project WON a special recognition award in the Canal and River Trust's Living Waterways 2019 competition. Their promotional video on the project can be seen here...

After the success of last year's first ever Waterways Fun Day, we are delighted to announce that we have set a date - Saturday September 17th - to hold what we hope will become a regular annual event. Everyone who lives, works or spends their leisure time in Maidenhead is invited to join us to enjoy the restored and enlarged waterway that now runs directly through the centre of town. Last year crowds flocked to the waterway as we were blessed with fine weather and had over 50 canoes and paddle boards join the big parade to music through Chapel Arches. The fun continued on and off the water with a 'Flamingo chase', stalls, Morris dancing, Hook-a-Duck and other games, while music in the amphitheatre entertained throughout the day. We had speeches from long term supporter Theresa May MP (now our Patron) and council leader Andrew Johnson, while Diana Dors' grand daughter Ruby Lake helped unveil an Alligator sculpture next to the water inside the new Chapel Arches North development. See some of the fun in a short video at ...

As we continue to progress the project, we thought it might be useful to pull together a Photobook of the waterway to share - with some historical images; an overview of the route; and these Before, During and After pictures up to the end of 2021. Please flick through the Photobook for a reminder of how far the project has come. Photobook 2021

Slide2TownMoor Slide3HinesMeadow CANorthWaterBasin Restored CA Bridge Slide4Library Slide5 YorkRdtoGWR Slide9 Slide10 Weir Complete 2020 Slide11 Slide6Cubs Slide7Clearance