Windlesora 15


Published in 1997.

Front Cover

Windlesora 15 (1997)

Front cover: Mary ‘Pederdita’ Robinson by John Hazlitt after Reynolds © The Wallace Collection.


Twenty-one Years of WLHPG
A Message from the Mayor (*)Cllr. Ady Sheldon
Mary ‘Perdita’ Robinson (1758-1800):
– A Royal Scandal
Hester Davenport
Theatre Royal Windsor and the National TrustGordon Cullingham
William Morris Stained Glass Windows and All Saints Church DedworthPeter Norris and Trevor Morgan
Alice in Wonderland
– The Windsor Connection
Gordon Cunningham
Two Monuments in Windsor Parish ChurchLeslie Grout
The Memoires of the Marquis d’HardcourtSheila Rooney
The Rise and Fall of the Windsor BankDerek Hunt and Judith Hunter
The SentinelPamela Marson
Report to the CouncilThomas Vincent Davison
Harry Greenwood VCDerek Hunt
A Royal Funeral
– Problems at Windsor
Gordon Cullingham
Book Reviews:
– Writers in Windsor
– In Search of Hearn the Hunter
– A History of Berkshire
– FJ Camm – The Practical Man

Raymond South
Hester Davenport
Sheila Rooney
Pamela Marson
Fred Fuzzens (*)
Giles Baxendale
Ken Marson
Pamela Marson
Articles marked with a (*) then the full article available online by clicking the link.

A Message from the Mayor

The Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Maidenhead

The Windsor Local History Publications Group deserves the support of all the residents of the Royal Borough who wish to ensure that our heritage is cherished and preserved.

It is my privilege to wish its members every success on the occasion of this 21st-anniversary number of their journal Windlesora. Probing the past and showing how everyday history takes its place in the wider context of national history is an art that, to start with, requires patience for meticulous research. The authors must then enable the readers to travel through the centuries and lead them to understand the problems of the present by delving deep into the roots embedded in history.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is grateful to those who are willing to do this work and I wish them great intellectual satisfaction and a very successful year.

Ady Sheldon, Mayor