Windsor Local History Group
Since its inception, WLHG has published research on the town and its people, either annually as in our journal Windlesora, or as the group, such as the Windsor and Eton Express book. Members have also published their research individually. Here we offer some of those books.
The latest edition of our annual journal is now available. With a great range of topics, and well illustrated throughout, there is definitely something for everyone interested in Windsor:
Streets; Ragged School; Transportations; Windsor Veterans; the Davis Family; World War 1; and much more.
Published 2017 £5.00
The Institute that became an Institution
The History of the Royal Albert Institute Trust
by John Handcock CVO DL LLB
The latest publication from one of our historians is the history of the Royal Albert Institute. Its full of fascinating information, and the names of those who visited is very impressive. Although slim, it is good value for money and such an interesting book.
Published: 2017 £5.00
Windsor and Eton Express 1812 – 1830
The Charles Knight Years
Windsor and Eton Express 1812-1830 was written to celebrate the 200 years of Informing, educating, and entertaining the community since the first edition of the newspaper was published. Using articles in the newspaper during the period, it tells the story of the founders, Charles Knight and his son (also Charles), and their world as they report and comment on news locally, nationally, and internationally .
Now just £4.00
Windsor in the Great War
by Dr Brigitte Mitchell and Derek Hunt
The Great War involved people from all backgrounds and had a deep impact on every aspect of civilian life; from recruitment to exemptions, rationing and shortages to sacrifice and suffering, the heartbreaking to the comic. Windsor in the Great War tells the stories of the men who served, the families they left behind, and how a garrison town came together to support the war and their men in it. Using letters, newspapers, photographs, and personal accounts, the candour and courage of Windsor’s lost generation shines through. Informative and atmospheric, the authors cover every aspect of the war as it impacted the town and its people.
Now : £7.00
Waterstones, Peascod St, Windsor
Windsor & Royal Borough Museum, The Guildhall, Windsor
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