Work has been progressing on site at the Braywick Leisure Centre in Maidenhead.

In recent weeks early investigations on site have uncovered Anglo-Saxon remains including pit-houses and pottery that are evidence of how people lived over 1000 years ago. Following initial finds of pottery fragments and pit foundations, a full archaeological dig will take place across the site over the next three months.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture and communities (inc. customer and business services), said: “The Anglo-Saxon remains found on the Braywick Leisure Centre site are very exciting and will add to the many historic and rare items found across the borough.

“We will be working with the Thames Valley Archaeology Service to undertake the full excavation and ensure that any historical pieces are found and saved so that residents, now and in the future can benefit from them and find out more about how people lived more than 1000 years ago.

“However this will unfortunately have a direct impact on the timelines for the opening the centre. While this is disappointing, we will be working with our archaeology and construction partners to ensure that disruption to our plans is kept to a minimum and where possible we will aim to open as close to the original date as possible.”

For more information about the archaeological finds, visit the council website.

For more information on the leisure centre project, visit our project page.