in The Ascot Area
'Cheapside in the
Forest of Windsor' covers the area to the south west of Windsor
Great Park and provides a comprehensive history of Sunninghill
and Ascot up to the division of the parishes in the 19th century.
The book will be enjoyed by all with an interest in the local
history of this area.
takes a detailed look at a similar area of but also includes
Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale during World War Two. There
was much activity hereabouts with the USAAF at Sunningdale Park,
members the exiled Dutch government at Rosewood, Burleigh Road
plus a wide variety of nationalities living in the area for the
duration of the war. The book covers the use to which other large
houses in the area were put by a wide variety of organisations.
These included Beech Grove, Kingswick, Englemere and The Berystede
Of a considerable
number of photographs, perhaps the most poignant is that of the
Sunningdale Home Guard Dugout and Machine Gun post set up beside
a phone box. Special PC Oswald Mold is in attendance. There is
no doubt that the resistance that this defence could have put
up in the event of an invasion would have been shortlived and
almost certainly fatal to those manning it. But I suppose in
wartime most of us would be anxious to at least do something...
All in all a fascinating
read. Copies are available price £10 each (plus £2.00)
P&P from Cheapside Publications, Heronsbrook Cottage, Cheapside,
Ascot, SL5 7QG or from Chapman's in Sunninghill.
has also written 'The Bobby's Notebook' (On the Beat in Early
Victorian Sunninghill) at £4.00. It comprises a remarkable
survivor, the day to day notebook of a policeman in 1841, before
the days of the County Police Force, and transcribed here with
an explanatory essay.
from the past history of the Royal Borough of Windsor and published
as a series of booklets.
For an index of all
stories published in Windlesora since the first issue please
here. Windlesora Index
- A Thousand Years (Out
A year by year account of the town over
the last 1000 years with additional information panels and illustrations.
A fascinating record of our town's development. Secondhand copies
are sometimes available through Thamesweb.
The Memoirs and Diaries
of Sophie and Amedee d'Harcourt, St. Leonards Hill, Windsor.
Translated and abridged by Sheila and Pat Rooney.
Architect and Surveyor
at Windsor Castle and Custodian of the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore
in Victorian times, this book describes A Y Nutt's work and commissions
for the Royal Family through 40 years.
A carefully researched
book describing many of the houses and other buildings of the
of St John the Baptist, Windsor
This is the first
major history of the Clewer Sisters and the Community of St John
the Baptist, Windsor, UK.
The second in the
trilogy of the Clewer Sisters and the Community of St John the
Baptist, Windsor, UK.
A thoroughly researched
history of the Clewer Sisters and their work in India during
Letters from the
Oxford Mission in India, 1946 - 1993
Father Theodore Mathieson
worked in Calcutta from the late 40s for the Oxford Mission.
His letters, lively, affectionate and humorous, tell the story
of his life and work in India, his love of classical music, and
the training of young musicians.
A biography of Robert
Reid, Bishop of Orkney, 1541-1558.
See also Description
and History of Orkney
and versatility of a man immersed in the dawning of flight, radio,
television and motoring plus his work as editor of the Practical
series of magazines.
From the first account of their becoming
a fief of the Kingdom of Norway in the year 875 to the 1762.
Also includes A DESCRIPTION OF ORKNEY by
George Low (1747 - 1795)
A thoroughly researched
history of the village of Lower Halstow in Kent by Pauline Stevens.
The Court Rolls,
Volume IV. 1633-1694
The Court Rolls,
Volume V. 1694-1804
Eckington lies in
Derbyshire almost equidistant from Sheffield to the north-west
and Chesterfield in the south-west. This remarkable publication
features comprehensive records of the ancient parish and Manor
including Mosborough, Bramley, Plumbley, Renishaw, Spinkhill
A selection of Andrew
Farmer's poems, prose and photographs from a Scottish mining
A further selection
of Andrew Farmer's poems, prose and photographs from a Scottish
Experiences of the war in the South of
England between 1940-45
Based on the author's
true story of the amazing and traumatic events that she came
across in a four year search for her Canadian WW2 airman father.