Windsor, The Guildhall 1937

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Caption for Windsor, The Guildhall 1937: The late 17th-century Town Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, whose father was Dean of Windsor. This striking building includes an impressive baroque statue of Prince George of Denmark, which was presented by Wren's son in 1713.

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 believe this is still in operation as a hotel, to the left are the boathouses where the Eton rowing club was housed.

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)

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Caption for Windsor, The Guildhall 1937: The late 17th-century Town Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, whose father was Dean of Windsor. This striking building includes an impressive baroque statue of Prince George of Denmark, which was presented by Wren's son in 1713.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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