What’s in Windlesora?

Each Windlesora contains any number f fascinating and interesting articles about the town, its businesses, its people, and more. We aim to publish the contents list for each one which will enable readers to find which has articles they are interested in.


Windlesora 01

Bachelor’s Acre Graveyard

Eton Boys

Eton Brewhouse Gallery

The Fascination with Directories

Swan Upping

Thames Flood

Windsor’s Martyrs


Windlesora 35

Front Cover for Website 2The current edition of Windlesora had a record level of submissions. We are pleased to have been able to cover a wide range of subjects, as well as additions to our series’ on Windsor Cemetery and Lord Roberts’ Veterans.

With the First World War centenary behind us, Windlesora will be featuring articles on the Second World War and the Windsor men who fought in it.

We’ve listed the contents below.

The cover is The Nubian Giraffe by Jaques-Laurent Agasse (1767 – 1849) and is reproduced with the kind permission of the Royal Collections Trust/copyright Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Windlesora 35 Contents:

The Camelopard
Doris Mellor: Her Windsor Childhood
St Leonard’s, Mrs Dodge, and the Romanovs
Wilfred Huggins RA
Emily Handcock: Adventure in France
Peace Day Celebrations 1919
Victoria and Albert: 200 Years
Windsor Cemetery Road Names
Windsor Cemetery Series
Windsor and D-Day Part 1: Windsor Losses
Windsor and D-Day Part 2: Windsor Man Survives Atrocity
Did You Know?
Unfortunate Episode of Ecclesiastical History
Windsor Election Scandal
Commemorative Paving Stone: Greenwood VC
Parking Fines
In Royal Service
Alarming Fire in Thames Street
Lord Robert’s Veterans
The Windsor and Eton Society
Captain Campbell: Zulu War Casualty
The Ricky- Tick Club

Copies can be obtained from Windsor and Royal Borough Museum in the Guidhall, Eton Information Centre, or direct from Windsor Local History Group.

This edition of Windlesora represents  35 years of publishing members’ research. We have copies of most of our backlist. The contents of these will be available to read, on the website, in the near future.

Please look at our publications page to see what we have available.


Open Day

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Windsorians were given a glimpse into the town’s past when members of Windsor Local History Group invited locals to attend an open day held in Windsor Baptist Church on Victoria Street.



For members of the group one of the highlights of the day was listening to people shareOpen 03 their memories of growing up and living in Windsor.


Displays included hundreds of photographs covering shops, streets, and pubs, Windsor in both world wars, and maps showing the changes to the town over several centuries, as well as images of Old Windsor. Files of newspaper clippings, letters,  and other ephemera were freely available for those interested to look through and read, and members of the group were on-hand to talk to people and answer questions.

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The group also showed a film made by them some years ago, which gives a brief history of Windsor as well as showing ‘then and now’ images of the town. Coupled with a slide show of vintage and historic images, these proved to be a popular highlight. The church opened its café so visitors were able to get a drink, then relax and watch in comfort.

The event was so popular that WLHG have decided to hold another open day next year.


WLHG Open Day

Members of WLHG at the Open Day

(L to R seated) Sue Mercer, Elias Kupfermann, Beryl Hedges

(L to R standing) Anne Taylor, Margeret Lenton, Susy Shearer, Vaughan Sutton, Brigitte Mitchell, Catherine Sutton, Jacqui  Cawthorne, Tony Heaton, Sue Ashley, Leslie Grout

(Behind the camera) Photograph and Image Copyright: Carol Dixon-Smith