Windsor Local History Group  


'a living resource'


WLHG was founded in 1976 as Windsor Local History Publications Group. It was started by a small group of WEA students and tutors with the aim of fostering research in the field of local history and publishing the results. The name was changed in 2004.





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 list of names that visited is very impressive. Although slim, it is good value for money and such an interesting book.


Just £5.00

Available from the author.


for details








Special Offer!


Windsor and Eton Express

1812 - 1830

The Charles Knight Years


Now just £4.00

See what its all about here







Windsor in the Great War 


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.


Price: £10.00 (plus £3.00 postage & packing - UK only)

Overseas postage, please ask.

To purchase direct email:


Also available at:

Waterstones, Peascod St, Windsor

Windsor & Royal Borough Museum, The Guildhall, Windsor

Royal Windsor Information Centre, The Old Booking Hall, WIndsor Royal Shopping





This is the journal of the Windsor Local History Group, and is published annually.









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