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My mother, Josephine Miles, worked with Mrs Thorne who owned the Antiques shop in Church Street, near the Castle. It was called 'Nell Gwynn's'. It was said that it had a secret tunnel that was built by King Charles II for his mistress, Nell Gwynn. It ran from the cellar of what was her home, and came out in (...Read full memory)

Can't recall if the "old girl" was still standing at the intersection of Castle Hill and Peascod St when I visited in 2010, but she stood there for a great many years.

Living approx, six miles from Windsor, one on a clear night could just see Windsor castle. I have been often told that Her Royal Majesty had her own country house where I lived and that on occasions she would reside there rather than in the Castle itself. Not too far away was where Billy Smart would have his circus animals (...Read full memory)

No matter how old it is it never seems to change

My dad's uncles purchased a horse and cart with their gratuity from WWI and travelled from Cippenham to the market in the Guildhall. They sold crockery they bought from barges on the Grand Union canal direct from the Potteries, you could order replacements for broken crockery. There was the usual traffic jam on Castle Hill and dad (...Read full memory)

Too bad these old post boxes have been removed from most towns now - the red ones were such a cheery sight.

As a teenager living in the Old Kent Road back in the early 1960s, Windsor was surprisingly accessible to me. I spent most summer Saturdays fishing the lock cut at Romney Island. A number 53 bus would take me to Lower Marsh, which was the rear entrance to Waterloo Station. A short walk up the slope (...Read full memory)

My Nan, Esa Victoria Manning owned the Kings Head and lived there with her family. She was a great cook.

At the foot of Windsor Castle on the Datchet Road is St. George's private school, which is within the castle grounds. My mother's mother (my gran), worked in the kitchen there. When I was small (about 10), we would go every Sunday and sit in the parlour with gran and a man called 'deafy', and a lady who smoked and had (...Read full memory)

I remember when the old Roadmaster double-deckers used this bridge daily on their run to and from Slough. Now the bridge is closed to road traffic and the vehicles have to detour around the Brocas to access Windsor.