Windlesora 20


Published in 2003.

Front Cover

Windlesora 20 (2003)

Cover Picture: The Household Cavalry in Peascod Street by Louise Rayner after 1877.

Miss Louise Rayner (c1832-1924) was a member of a large family of artists and she painted over a hundred scenes of an English town including another view of Windsor, St Goerge’s Chapel exterior, and Eton Collge Chapel. Queen Victoria admired a drawing she made of the interior of St George’s Chapel. Most of her paintings were full of life and in the same distinctive style. Her works were listed in 1877 and this painting was not included so it is assumed that it was after that date. Many of her watercolours are of Chester where she lived from 1869-1890, though her subjects included Edinburgh, Winchester, and Canterbury.


The First Windsor
– Rediscovered in the 1950s
Judith Hunter
Random Collections of Windsor in the 1950s:
– The Royal Funeral
– Windsor Court
John Handcock
Clewer in the 1950sJoyce Sampson
Windsor District Trefoil GuildAngela Drewitt
Dedworth in the FiftiesBarbara Mitch
The Royal Borough’s Glory DaysOliviva Gooden
Peascod Street in 1907 (postcard)Beryl Hedges
Sugar Ray Robinson in Windsor in 1951
– And the Murder of Christine Butcher
Brigitte Mitchell
Boy SoldierRay Mitchell
Vale Road ClinicMajorie Simpson
Some Fifties memoriesGeoffrey Try
Stag Hunt in Pascod StreetHester Davenport
A Vanished Part of Windsor: George StreetBrigitte Mitchell
Clarence Road Secondary SchoolEllen Dollery
The Conservative PantomimeJohn Spencer
The Swing RiotsValerie Batt Rawden
Book Reviews:
– Windsor and Eton: Centuries of Change
Hester Davenport
Obituary: Elizabeth Brown (*)Beryl Hedges
Articles marked with a (*) then the full article available online by clicking the link.