Windsorians were given a glimpse into the town’s past when members of Windsor Local History Group invited locals to attend an open day held in Windsor Baptist Church on Victoria Street.
For members of the group one of the highlights of the day was listening to people share their memories of growing up and living in Windsor.
Displays included hundreds of photographs covering shops, streets, and pubs, Windsor in both world wars, and maps showing the changes to the town over several centuries, as well as images of Old Windsor. Files of newspaper clippings, letters, and other ephemera were freely available for those interested to look through and read, and members of the group were on-hand to talk to people and answer questions.
The group also showed a film made by them some years ago, which gives a brief history of Windsor as well as showing ‘then and now’ images of the town. Coupled with a slide show of vintage and historic images, these proved to be a popular highlight. The church opened its café so visitors were able to get a drink, then relax and watch in comfort.
The event was so popular that WLHG have decided to hold another open day next year.
Members of WLHG at the Open Day
(L to R seated) Sue Mercer, Elias Kupfermann, Beryl Hedges
(L to R standing) Anne Taylor, Margeret Lenton, Susy Shearer, Vaughan Sutton, Brigitte Mitchell, Catherine Sutton, Jacqui Cawthorne, Tony Heaton, Sue Ashley, Leslie Grout
(Behind the camera) Photograph and Image Copyright: Carol Dixon-Smith