Windsor, Riverside Gardens 1906

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Caption for Windsor, Riverside Gardens 1906: During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the Thames riverbank drew large numbers of visitors who came here to enjoy the tranquil scene.Windsor's royal status made this stretch of the river especially popular.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Windsor


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)

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)

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)

To this day this regiment is charged with protection of the royal family and are quite a colourful sight to see when changing the guard.

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Caption for Windsor, Riverside Gardens 1906: During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the Thames riverbank drew large numbers of visitors who came here to enjoy the tranquil scene.Windsor's royal status made this stretch of the river especially popular.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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