Nostalgic memories of Windsor's local history

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Seeing the picture of the Information Centre brought back lovely memories for me because in 1968 it was The Windlesora Tea Rooms and Restaurant and I had my wedding reception there in October, there was a lovely room at the back for functions. The car stopped outside on a busy Saturday afternoon and it gathered quite a crowd (...Read full memory)

My dad was a soldier in Windsor barracks in the 1950s. I was born in 1954 and when I was 5 went to Spital school across the road, which I loved. I loved living in the barracks too. There was no health or safety rules, we had complete run of the barracks and being around the horses. We then moved away. And I came back to live (...Read full memory)

Man often seen in windsor running in white plimsols, with hand cart, does anyone remember this man and his name?

There was a tunnel in the basement of Nell Gwynne's old house, rumoured to lead to the king's bedroom in Windsor Castle. I worked in the restaurant next door which used to be part of the same house and the start of the tunnel was still very visible in the basement.

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)

Enjoying a bath or grooming session in the compound where they live for the winter.

The character of these buildings is astounding as they are so old but very well cared for to retain the era of the town.

So many of these well organized and comprehensive shops on Castle Hill and area that it is hard to choose which to buy your keepsakes.

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

When this flag is flying the Queen is in residence.