Windsor, Castle Hill 1895

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Caption for Windsor, Castle Hill 1895: Gazing over the town of Windsor stands the imposing figure of Queen Victoria, depicted here two years before her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It was Queen Victoria who famously decorated the Albert Memorial Chapel.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

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)

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Caption for Windsor, Castle Hill 1895: Gazing over the town of Windsor stands the imposing figure of Queen Victoria, depicted here two years before her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It was Queen Victoria who famously decorated the Albert Memorial Chapel.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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