WLHG Presentations for 2015 - 2016

 

Windsor Local History Group is pleased to inform you of our latest selection of interesting and varied lectures and presentations. It is our intent to bring the colourful history of our town and its Inhabitants to a much wider audience. We want to spread the word;  the history of Windsor is just too good to keep all to ourselves!

 

Our Speakers are all well-versed in their chosen subjects, and provide entertaining and informative talks, with visual accompaniment using overhead projector or Powerpoint presentations. Many of our members are published authors, and along with a number of specialist books, and for more than 30 years the group has written and published Windlesora, its annual journal.  Subject to the host's permission, copies of our various publications are always available to view and purchase after each presentation, and can also be purchased direct.

 

Our Speakers and their Subjects

 

Brigitte Mitchell

The Development of a Garrison Town - Windsor from 1066 to the 19th Century

Den of Infamy - George Street, a vanished part of Windsor, and the old gaol

Schooling for the Poorest  - educating children in 19th century Windsor

Dollymops and Magdalens - the problems with prostitution in 19th century Windsor

Rogues and Vagabonds - prisons and punishment in 19th century Windsor

Healthcare and Hospitals  - in Windsor during the 19th century

Two Knights - Charles Knight, father and son, and the first Windsor newspaper

Road to Waterloo

Windsor during WW1

Windsor during WW2

Windsor Guildhall and Museum

A Soldier in the Kaiser's Army

Women who followed the Drum - wives, women and camp followers during the

early 19th century

 

Sue Ashley

Doris Mellor and the Battle for Bachelors Acre

Peascod Street Shops - over the last 150 years (especially food shops)

Oxford Road Businesses

The Ward Royal Area Before Ward Royal

 

John Handcock

St George's Chapel

Berkshire Lieutenancy

The Chateaux of the Loire Valley

Royal Albert Institute

 

Leslie Grout

Windsor Castle

St George's Chapel

Victorian Windsor

Burial Grounds of London

How Pagan is Christmas?

The Duties of a Ward Beadle

ABC of Churches

Burial Grounds of Paris

Experiences as 'Mastermind'

 

Elias Kupfermann

Vanished Windsor

The archaeology and history of Taplow Court

20th century Windsor and its buildings

Exploration of a Victorian Landscape - Herschel Park, Slough, and its restoration

Discovering Victorian and Edwardian Windsor through old photographs

The life and times of James Bedborough - rebuilder of Windsor Castle

 

Andrew Fielder

Unfortunately, Andrew is unable to undertake any talks at this time.

 

We charge a standard fee of £50 per presentation, plus a small (mutually agreed) fuel surcharge if your location is over 10 miles from Windsor Castle. Presentations are usually of 40-60 minutes duration, which normally includes a Question and Answer session at the end. If you need the entire presentation to have a specific maximum time limit, then we should be able to adjust to suit.

 

 

CONTACT US

 

To enquire about our presentations, or to make a booking, please email us at:

windsorhistorians@gmail.com