A famous author and possessor of the world's finest private collection of Sikh art captivated his audience with awe inspiring facts about a vanished era when he visited Windsor Yards shopping centre on Saturday.

Davinder Toor treated his audience to an interactive presentation including stereoscopic displays.

He kept his audience spellbound with tales of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the leader of the Sikh Empire which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the 19th century, of the Nihang armed Sikh warrior order who originated in the Indian subcontinent and the Kohinoor cut diamond weighing 105.6 carats which is part of the British Crown Jewels.

The visit by Mr Toor was the first of six creative heritage events happening at the 'little GREAT exhibition' held at the Busy Buttons art centre in Windsor Yards. The exhibition is being held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth. It is named after the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace opened by Victoria and Albert in 1851.

Future events held on the site will see visitors from the Household Cavalry Museum and the Royal Collection Trust's Learning Team at Windsor Castle coming on January 12 and 19 respectively - followed by the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum team from the Guildhall on January 26.

On Saturday, February 1 a display of historical bicycles will include a Penny Farthing and a Boneshaker from Eddiespoke Historical Bicycles.

Finally on Sunday, February 2 learn about a vital mode of Victorian Transport with Rebecca Seear from Windsor Carriages as she take visitors on a journey of discovery with the last horse drawn Hackney carriage in England. The company has had coachman and carriages on The Long Walk in Windsor back to 1849.

The little GREAT exhibition was inaugurated by the Royal Borough's mayor Cllr Sayonara Luxton and is opened to the public daily from 11am to 4pm. The six special creative heritage events will take place at 11.15am to 1pm and again at 1.45am to 3.30pm on the dates mentioned above. Book in advance for these free events at https://www.busybuttons.org/thelittlegreatexhibition or for the Household Cavalry event this Sunday at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88027030217.