Published in 2020.
Front cover: Reproduced here with the kind permission of Bonhams, Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, http://www.bonhams.com
|Editorial (*)||Carol Dixon-Smith|
|A Dog Fit for a King||Leslie Grout|
|WW2: Clifford Chew & the Battle of Britain||Derek Hunt|
|A Royal Mistress & Burford House||Dr. B Mitchell|
|Windsor Cemetery Series: Geoffrey and Cranley Onslow||Derek Hunt|
|WW2: From Windsor to Hollywood||Valerie Lock|
|WW2: Bf109E-1 Crash||Derek Hunt|
|Windsor’s Civil War Fortifications||E Kupfermann|
|WW2: Dornier DO17Z-3 Crash||Derek Hunt|
|WW2: Bombs that Fell on Windsor||Dr. B Mitchell|
|WW2: Dedworth V-1|
– Grandad & the V-1
– When Cricket Saved the Day John Handcock
|WW2: Childhood War Memories||Geofrey Goody|
|WW2: Windsor’s Worst Air Raid||Derek Hunt|
|Sydney Camm & the Hawker Hurricane||Malcolm Lock|
|WW2: Oliver Brooks VC & the War||Derek Hunt|
|The Royal Garden Party for VC Recipients||Derek Hunt|
|Princess Victoria & All Saints’ Church||The Revd. J Hurst|
|WW2: Victory in Europe||C Dixon-Smith|
|WW2: John Counsell & the Surrender||C Dixon-Smith|
|Honour The Light Brigade||Derek Hunt|
|WW2: Victory Over Japan||C Dixon-Smith|
|Mysterious Last Request of Richard Matthews||Nikki Johnson|
|George IV||Margaret Lenton|
Welcome to our 36th edition of Windlesora.
It has been a tough year for everyone and we hope our readers have stayed safe. Our Group has not been able to meet as usual, most of us have been self-isolating, but we have continued our research and writing.
As usual, the breadth of topics and the depth of knowledge is exceptional. With subjects as diverse as a royal dog, a Hollywood star. and a mysterious last request, we hope you’ll be surprised, intrigued, and entertained.
This year also brought some important anniversaries such as VE Day, VJ Day, and the Battle of Britain, and that being the case, we decided to give this edition a World War 2 focus The great events are interspersed with personal experiences: the tragic and the humorous, the inspiring and the gallant. Windsor and its people faced and experienced it all.
Dr. Brigitte Mitchell and Mr. Derek Hunt are currently researching material for their next book, Windsor in the Second World War, and are keen to collate as many local stories as possible before they are lost to us.
So don’t be shy!
If you have memories you can share, family stories to tell, or photographs to show, please contact us. It all adds to the rich tapestry of our town’s history. Contact details are online.
In the meantime, enjoy Windlesora 36, tell us your stories, and most importantly, stay safe and well.