Spring Arrives In Maidenhead – 19 March 2011


With the clocks going forward next weekend, spring arrived in Maidenhead today as our riverside town basked in the glorious sun. After having my hairs cut, I headed off for the Thames, armed with my camera.

IN THEIR PRIME_Beautiful daffodils line the A4.BLUE SKIES_The Maidenhead Bridge, seen from the south side.TAKING IT ALL IN_An old boy sits on a bench next to the Bath Road, watching people going about their business.LOVELIEST OF TREES_Trees blossom. TWO FRIENDS_The great sculpture on Ray Mill Island.SIGN OF THE TIMES_The Rotary centenary plaque.

It was also lovely to see the 1908 Ada Lewis trough with flowing water in it. The last time I’d stopped by it was on Christmas Day last year; it was so frozen in fact that I was able to stand on it!


Choosing my ‘Photo of the Week’ is going to be hard tomorrow: I’m just so pleased with the results of today’s snaps – due, almost entirely, to the weather, rather than any ‘skills’ I may have.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.