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Opposite my Aunt Alice's house on Duke Street, Windsor. These terraced houses are all boarded up which seems a waste.

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)

I believe this is still in operation as a hotel, to the left are the boathouses where the Eton rowing club was housed.

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)

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.

I used to work on a pig farm which belonged to a farmer by the name of Lovejoy, he was a provider for Wall's Pork Sausages. The thing was that I had some time to myself where I would explore the woodlands around St Leonard's Hill, one day I found an old derelict mansion with hardly any of its structure (...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.

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)

This is the view you get from your plane as it circles to land at Heathrow Airport. It is awesome from this height and seems to go on forever.

Outstanding memories of times gone by are the Olive Branch Tea Shop (just before the Theatre Royal) who made the most delicious doughnuts and a little further up the hill was a family run chocolate shop - E.V.Tull. Mr. Tull made the most exquisite chocolates and at Easter and Christmas there were the most magical displays (...Read full memory)