The Loddon Lily, Leucojum aestivum, is in flower along the River Loddon in Woodley. This flower inspired the Winnersh Parish Council logo as well as the sculpture outside Sainsbury’s in Winnersh.
The Loddon Lily is also common along the River Thames from Maidenhead to Oxford, as well as other areas of southern England and Europe. It is also often called ‘summer snowdrops’ or ‘summer snowflakes’ and each flower has a green tip.
The sculpture at Sainsbury’s in Winnersh was unveiled in June 1998 and is a 8 feet tall and made of patinated bronze. This abstract depiction of the Loddon Lily is by local sculptor Richard Glenister and was chosen from a selection of entries by Winnersh Parish Council. The Loddon Lily also is shown in a plaque on the entrance of Sainsbury’s Winnersh with the date the supermarket opened.