Windlesora 02


Published in 1983.

Front Cover

Windlesora 02 (1983)

The cover drawing is The Equestrian Statue of George III in the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, commonly known as ‘The Copper Horse’.


Editorial (*)Gordon Cullingham
George III and the First Hydrogen Balloons in EnglandGordon Cullingham
The Windsor, Slough & District Family History SocietyBarbara Bassil
Excerpt from “The Old Windsor Magazine”, September 1875Contributed by Beryly Hedges
Recipe – Windsor Soup“The Colonel’s Cookbook”
When the War Came to Spital (*)Valerie Bonham
Memories of Windsor – Number 1, ‘Shopping’Valerie Batt-Rawden
A Medieval Hearth at Knight’s CloseLuke Over
Imperial Service College, Windsor, and its ForerunnersJean Kirkwood
The Dedworth Flying BombPamela Marson
Closed, but not quite – The Guildhall Museum.Judith Hunter
If an article is marked with a (*), then the full article is available online by clicking the link.


We hope that readers will like our second Local History Journal, and wish to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who purchased a copy of our first issue. Members of the Group are working on items for Number 3 and we are always glad to receive contributions to future editions in the form of articles, letters, notes, and illustrations – old photographs are especially welcome, as are ideas for special items.


We think that it is part of our heritage.

Gordon Cullingham, Chairman.