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


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)

Nothing has changed since my most recent visit 2005. Always a pleasure walking down beside the river.

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)

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)

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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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