Windlesora: Past and Present

Published in Windlesora 29 (2013)

In 1976, some thirty-seven years ago, the Windsor Local History Publications Group was founded by a small group of like-minded people, WEA students, and tutors, whose desire was to foster research into their local history and publish the results. In 2004, the name was changed to the Windsor Local History Group; the annual publication of the Windlesoa is the means of transmitting that research to the wider population.

I was privileged to be invited to join WLHG more than a year ago and discovered a group of people who are passionate about what they do, and I have learned much from them in twelve months. One person I wish I’d had the privilege of knowing is Judith Hunter; founder, first Chairperson, and by all accounts a great friend, adviser, and dedicated historian.

As the new Editor, I have inherited a set of Windlesoras, and reading them has left me in awe of the many years of dedicated research that these volumes represent. Their contents illuminate the history of Windsor and its residents not only for us now, but also for generations to come.

[n this twenty-ninth edition, two items from the first Windlesora have been reproduced; one on Directories by Dr Judith Hunter, and the other a recipe. The scope of local history is wide and varied!

So whether you are a first-time reader or not, if you want to know more, then the previous editions of Windlesora are available. Believe me, they make fascinating reading.

Carol Dixon-Smith