A new interactive information board about one of Maidenhead’s best loved community events has been unveiled.
It is packed with information about Maidenhead Boundary Walk, a sponsored walk run every October by Rotary that sees hundreds of people taking part to raise money for charity.
Positioned next to Boulters Lock, near the start of the 13-mile walk, the information board features a map of the route, the history of the event, and interactive QR codes linking to the Boundary Walk website and a downloadable version of the map.
The Boundary Walk commemorates the centuries-old tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’, in which the Mayor annually toured the boundary of the old Maidenhead Borough, and the board shows where historic boundary stones can still be found. The tradition was revived in its current form by Rotary and the East Berks Ramblers in 1982.
The information board was produced by Eddie Piekut of Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club as part of a Royal Borough innovation project.
He said: “The Boundary Walk is a historical asset for Maidenhead and something to celebrate. We hope the information board will be a point of interest for residents and help promote the walk route as a wellbeing activity.”
On its reverse, the board features a map of the old Maidenhead Borough and information about organisations like the Ramblers and Maidenhead Civic Society which have been involved in the event over the years.
Eddie said the Royal Borough plans to refurbish some of the boundary stones and route signage to improve year-round access.
This year’s Boundary Walk, which takes place on Sunday, October 1, will mark 50 years since the last official ‘Beating of the Bounds’ led by then mayor Euphemia Underhill in 1973.
To sign up for this year’s walk see www.boundarywalk.org.uk
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