Windlesora 37


Published in 2021.

Front Cover

Windlesora 37 (2022)

Front cover: EW Haslehurst’s watercolour of The Hundred Steps, courtesy of STP.


Editorial (*)Carol Dixon-Smith
The Hundred StepsDr. B Mitchell
Windsor Facelift 1961Susy Shearer
Roger Casement in WindsorDerek Hunt
Windsor & Eton Express: Mayor Embarrassed
Just a Riverside Tearoom?Sue Ashley
Windsor Cemetry Series:
– W Dick-Cunyngham VC and Family
– Inspector Stephen Dodd
– Francis Maude VC
Derek Hunt
An Unexpected EncounterValerie Locke
A Century of BowlingRob Gordon
Windsor & Eton Express: Cholera Outbreak
The Bells of St John’sLesley Grout
By District Line to WindsorMartin Dixon
Bateman’s World of WonderE Kupfermann
Windsor & Eton Express: Gas at 6s a 1000
HMS Windsor in the Second World WarDerek Hunt
Windsor & Eton Express: Bridge Tolls
A Market Place ExecutionC Dixon-Smith
An Episcopal AchievementDr. B Mitchell
Obituary John Eric Handcock (*)Dr. B Mitchell and WLHG
Articles marked with a (*) then the full article available online by clicking the link.


Welcome to our 37th edition of Windlesora.

After another tough year, members of the Windsor Local History Group are finally meeting face-to-face again. It has been a difficult time for our members some of whom are suffering the effects of Long Covid, and others isolated from family.

We have continued our research and writing, and Windlesora 37 demonstrated the breadth of topics and the depth of knowledge in an excellent crop of articles covering a wide variety of topics. From Windsor landmarks to town refurbishments from bowling to hangings, and many points n between.

Sadly, this year also brought a loss for us. Our long-time President, John Handcock died in January. His encyclopedic knowledge, great humour, and stalwart will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences go out to his wife Peggy, their children, and grandchildren.

Moving into 2022, our firm commitment to research and publishing of same, will see regular even meetings for those researchers who cannot attend in the morning.

Dr. Brigitte Mitchell and Mr. Derek Hunt are working hard researching material for Windsor in the Second World War. They are keen to collate any and all local stories before they are lost to us. If you have any memories you can share, family stories to tell, or photographs to show, please contact us.

So don’t be shy!

Any stories about Windsor are very welcome. They all add to the rich tapestry of our town’s history. Contact details are online.

In the meantime, enjoy Windlesora 27.

Carol Dixon-Smith