Windsor, Castle, From The Meadows 1895

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Caption for Windsor, Castle, From The Meadows 1895: A collection of pleasure craft are tied up on one of the river's many backwaters. Windsor racecourse is close by here. The Round Tower of the Castle is 12th-century, although the site was selected by William the Conqueror. Most of what can be seen from the river was built during the reign of George IV (1820-1830).

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

Memories of Windsor


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 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)

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)

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)

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Caption for Windsor, Castle, From The Meadows 1895: A collection of pleasure craft are tied up on one of the river's many backwaters. Windsor racecourse is close by here. The Round Tower of the Castle is 12th-century, although the site was selected by William the Conqueror. Most of what can be seen from the river was built during the reign of George IV (1820-1830).

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

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