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 Alma Road A number of changes have taken place in Alma Road, not least the construction of Goslar Way and the pulling down of the former ISC building, Lawrence House. Here we feature pictures of these areas from the early 1960s and 1970s kindly made available by John Handcock, president of the Windsor Local History Group.
Thames Side - A view from Windsor Bridge Sadly not the highest definition postcard but a useful reminder of just how busy Thames Side once was with no less than five steamers either moored or just arriving.

William Street 1974

Barker's Garage and the area around William Street which was demolished in 1974.

Barker's Garage
Sheet Street in the 1930s Sheet Street in the 1930s showing the original Victoria Barracks and The Five Bells pub at the junction with Brook Street.
Before Ward Royal Some views of the area before Ward Royal was built, dating from the 1930s-1940s
Castle Hill in the 1860s A very early photographic view of Castle Hill looking towards the Castle. Look out for the ghostly image of a Hackney Carriage!
The Cedar Tree in St Leonards Road The Cedar Tree in St Leonards Road pre-dates the road by a long way. We are looking for information about its earlier days before becoming a famous landmark in this part of Windsor. Pictures
Princess Christian Nursing Home
1904 - 2005
Princess Christian Nursing Home photographed circa 1904 and again in 2005, boarded up, while awaiting planning permission to be converted into flats.
St Andrews Church, Clewer, circa 1909 The Norman Church at Clewer, St Andrews, photographed circa 1909, by T E Cochrane, of 27 Queens Road, Windsor.
Park Street and the Post Office Views of The New Inn and the General Post Office in Park Street from around 1904
St Edwards Church circa 1910 Little changed since the early part of the 20th century, this photograph of St Edwards Church, issued as a post card probably by T E Cochrane around 1910. Picture here
St Leonards Road in 1915 and 2005 Based on a rare photograph taken in 1915 of a passing funeral cortege, this article concentrates on Then and Now 90 years apart, just days before yet another section of houses are demolished. Story
River Street formerly Bier Lane The road from the castle down to the river with a variety of similar names over the centuries but now known as River Street. River Street formerly Bier Lane. See also Victorian Occupations in Bier Lane
Windsor Cemetery An early postcard view and a mystery over the chapel... Also, the graves of Patrick Young Alexander, pioneer aviator, died 7th July 1943 and Trooper W T Brown, died 7th July 1915. Pictures
The Eton Boathouses from the Windsor Bank, 1870s Includes a photo kindly sent in from Canada. Staff and rowers pose for the camera! Also includes a rare view of the boathouses down stream of Windsor Bridge - now The House on the Bridge Restaurant.
The Royal Oak Hotel, Datchet Road The Royal Oak Hotel in Datchet Road was demolished in approximately 1937 and replaced by the pub that survives to this day. Here we feature two very good quality, detailed visitors' photographs taken from Farm Yard looking towards the Royal Oak and the Southern Region Station. One dates from 1913, the other from around 1936.
Hogg's General Stores, Alma Road A typical local grocer and general store. 'There was nothing they didn't sell'. Photographed in the 1930s.
St Leonards Hill, 1894 The former mansion belonging to the d'Harcourts. Photographed in 1894.
Windsor Castle from the west - 1830s Two engravings, one of the river and its traffic, the other of the farmland to the west in the vicinity of Oxford Road.
Romney Lock around the 1890s A variety of views from in and around Romney Lock in the 1890s from original stereoviews and period postcards.
Windsor High Street in early 1900s

The High Street from the east looking west towards the Guildhall and including the London and County Bank in the early 1900s.

A second view (an albumen print) looking west along the High Street from The Guildhall west towards the Curfew Tower. Approx.1895.

The Lifeguards in St Leonards Road 1908 The Lifeguards marching to church in 1906, also featuring the premises of Edward Bampfylde the builder. A second postcard shows The Lifeguards marching to Combermere Barracks and passing the site of the future Edward VII Hospital. 1908.
Upper Thames Street 1900s, plus Curfew  Tower, 1840s and 1850s Views in both directions along the upper stretch of Thames Street as it passes the castle dating from the 1920s and 1950s, plus Boots and Tulls Restaurant as well as illustrations of the Curfew Tower in the 1850s. Includes remarkable picture of the Curfew Tower being 'remodelled'.
Lower Thames Street in early 1900s The approach to Windsor Bridge in the very early 1900s and Datchet Road junction, later the site of the George V Memorial. Also similar view from Windsor Bridge looking along Thames Street and towards the castle
Windsor Bridge in the 1800s Two 19th century illustrations of Windsor Bridge, one just before, and one after its rebuilding in cast iron in 1824.
St Stephens College and Church in 1890s View around the end of the 19th century of Oxford Road and Vansittart Road junction, with just one old car, showing St Stephens College and Church, subsequently known as Clewer St Stephens School in the 1950s and 1960s.
Blacknest Gate in Windsor Great Park in early 1900s From a small and unobtrusive leafy gateway to the park at the time of the First World War to the automatic white gates of 2003.
Alexandra Gardens and the area before its construction - 1870s on Once just a riverside pasture, it later became a tribute to Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII. It is now a large and attractive lawned area, surrounded by mature trees. Pictures here from 1870s and later.
St Leonards Road. The Old Court, Police Station and Fire Station 1908 Pictured soon after the construction of the Police Station and Fire Station, c. 1908. Also view from this area north towards Merry Wives and Windsor town centre. Circa 1906.
Peascod Street in the 1900s A dozen or so views, some rare, some not so rare, of Peascod Street from the very early 1900s, both coloured and black and white, with The Star and Garter pub, famous for its boxing connections. Also Darvilles Grocery Store.
A Shop in Winkfield A little out of the way for the Windsor Website but having found the postcard, we could not resist!

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