Windsor, The Castle From The River Thames 1895

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Caption for Windsor, The Castle From The River 1895: Frith's photographer could not resist one of the most photographed views along the Thames: Windsor Castle on its cliff-top towering above the town and river. The largest continuously inhabited medieval castle in the world, it covers thirteen acres. However, much of what we see now owes more to the 1820s; at that time George IV expended the then fabulous sum of £1,000,000.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

Memories of Windsor


Always a great way to spend a day on the river.

1964-1967 There was a time when nearly every Winter Sunday was spent walking from the Egham side, through the Beechwoods then up the Long Walk to Windsor for an early cream tea, then back through all the leaves and cob nuts to the small pub somewhere on the Egham gate side. You had to hurry at times as there were sunset (...Read full memory)

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

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, The Castle From The River 1895: Frith's photographer could not resist one of the most photographed views along the Thames: Windsor Castle on its cliff-top towering above the town and river. The largest continuously inhabited medieval castle in the world, it covers thirteen acres. However, much of what we see now owes more to the 1820s; at that time George IV expended the then fabulous sum of £1,000,000.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

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