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Stories from 1999 follow 2000 stories

December 2000

More Flooding, but Windsor escapes... again
The Thames was on the rise again in early Decmber, just four weeks after the last significant rise. On both occasions Windsor escaped serious flooding, although Maidenhead was hit for a second time. Story

Snow in Windsor...
a rarity these days
Snow in Windsor is a rarity these days and we only had an inch or so this time, but it made for nice pictures ion the Long Walk... Story

November 2000

Flooding Nationwide, but Windsor escapes...
The Thames was benign in the first two weeks of November. Although it burst its banks at Maidenhead for a day or two, flooding the homes of the famous such as Rolf Harris, Windsor escaped. Story

Trench digging means end for 80- year old tree

A valuable old tree is condemned as trench digging severs main roots. Experts condemn the tree as 'unsafe' whereupon it is felled. Story

October 2000

The Great Storm of October 2000
Windsor escapes major damage as Southern Enland is reported to have suffered 90mph winds and the heaviest rain for years. Story

September 2000

Imperial Park
The Haileybury School Development Proposals
Residents continue to express concern. The link to the left will take you to past and present news. Story

August 2000

Vansittart Road Recreation Ground
 New plans announced in August 2000. Story

Her Majesty The Queen Mother

100 in 2000!

Memories of The Queen Mother

May 2000

A light hearted story about a determined Mallard duck and her hatchlings. Story

February 2000

The Blues and Royals pass the walls of Windsor Castle

The State Visit of Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

The pomp and ceremony of the State Visit at Windsor
on Wednesday 16th February 2000

Freedom of Entry to the Royal Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Regiment
Thursday 17th February 2000

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November 1999

Gordon Cullingham

Gordon Cullingham
1915 - 1999

Gordon Cullingham, noted Windsor historian, died at the age of 84 on November 3rd 1999.

Gordon came to Windsor in 1939 and his contribution to Windsor life as Borough Engineer, as historian and active campaigner in his retirement made him a much loved and respected Windsorian. ThamesWeb has made available a story of his life.

About Gordon Cullingham

His 1947 Windsor Floods article, from the first edition of Windlesora, the magazine of the Windsor Local History Publications Group, of which Gordon was President, is included here. The Floods of 1947.

October 1999

The Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Relief Scheme

Flood Relief Art

News of the background to, and progress of, the 10km channel constructed from upstream of Maidenhead to downstream of Windsor. The Channel is designed to reduce flooding risks throughout this area.

September 1999

Oakbridge Centre's Triumphant Millennium Mural

Mural in Progress - small

A dark and tacky underpass is transformed into a colourful and entertaining celebration of the Millennium.

Enjoy the mural, panel by panel.

Clewer Manor, Imperial Road, and the latest on the building plans

Campaigners highlight their case, concerned about the effects of residential development on this area formerly used by Imperial Service College (later Haileybury) Junior School.

Imperial Service College article - revised and updated July 2000

Friends of Trinity Wildlife Area Obtain Grant

The Friends of Trinity Wildlife Area have been successful in obtaining £500 from Shell Better Britain which they will use to maintain the area adjacent to Vansittart Road (south end). With the care and help of the local residents, this area will permanently remain a Wildlife Reserve which will fascinate children and adults alike.

Windsor Festival, The Earl of Wessex - The Restoration of Windsor Castle

The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, describes the restoration of Windsor Castle after the fire in 1992. Read review

August 1999

Torrential Rain hits Windsor

Around lunchtime on Sunday 8th August, Windsor was hit by a freak rainstorm.

The Eclipse in Windsor

Although not total in Windsor, a 97% eclipse was witnessed by groups who gathered in the streets to watch and wonder.

July 1999

Parking - Quarts into Pint Pots??

Parking in Windsor is an increasing headache for residents and the authorities alike. Another problem for those who live in Central Windsor?

The Royal Windsor Web Site

With the Millennium approaching now seems the perfect moment to start ThamesWeb's Royal Windsor Web Site.

Read about our plans, and the thinking behind the site.

Swan Upping

Information about the ancient ceremony which has even more relevance today as swan numbers reflect the health of the River Thames.

The Convent closing

After over 150 years the convent is to close.

June 1999

A Background View of the Royal Wedding

The front page news is well known to us all but what was happening behind the scenes?

May 1999

Vansittart Road
Recreation Ground and Running Track

How might this Public Open Space change after the Athletics Club leave. Photos and brief notes currently. Also details of the 1989 Campaign to prevent its sale and development as flats.

March 1999

The Alma Road Car Park Campaign

Information about the plan now following WMBC's decision to put everything on hold. However, the local Chamber of Trade continue to press for additional parking in the town centre.

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