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The Windsor & District Co-operative Society premises in St Leonards Road.This view dates from late Edwardian times, or perhaps a little later.
17-Mar-2017 04:28 PM
Earlier I wrote:Part of a funeral procession in St Leonards Road. The dead soldier’s horse is led with boots reversed in the stirrupsThe above photograph was featured here in the Rare Photos thread. It provides a very rare opportunity to see what St Leonards Road looked like in Edwardian times.The horse is actually returning to barracks after a military burial at Windsor Cemetery. The shops in the distance are by The Jolly Guardsman with the gateway to the coach-house at Waterloo Square to the left. There are almost no spectators as the procession proper would have passed by maybe an hour earlier on its way to Windsor Cemetery. Here is a photograph taken in the opposite direction on another occasion, six years later. Comparison with the photograph above shows that the details are almost identical although in the intervening years ivy has been allowed to grow over the houses, which was also the case elsewhere in the street. Both these photographs feature in this thread, with additional information about their military background.If I am right in my assumption, then this view of St Leonards Road in Edwardian times will be almost unique
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4-Apr-2017 10:26 AM
Platty wrote:The picture of Shorts Greengrocers on the corner of Grove Road brought back memories. Us children of the 1940's will remember Shorts as still being a greengrocers but I remember owned by Ronald Hill, my neighbour’s brother. I had one of those surprises recently which reminded me of Shorts. I went for a pub lunch near Ascot and Ronald's daughter was dining there as well. I had not seen her since she visited her relations back in the 1940's but I recognisd her and intoduced myself - we had some happy memories to recount and she told me her brother Michael, who must have been at school in Windsor in the 40'early 50's and known to some Forumites, was living in Australia..
Who are the men in the picture? The man at the door is smart but if he was the shop keeper he might surely have had an apron or overall on in those days. The other man looks as though he could have been a delivery man from market or farm.
Can I see mushrooms in a basket in the front near the celary sticks? - all signs of autumn produce - I dont recall anything but wild mushrooms in my youth and they were only harvested late summer early autumn.
I notice the picture of the Fire Station shows the sign of Lovell of Marlow carrying out work. When I started work in the 1950's in the building trade YJ Lovell of High Wycombe were big contractors and I remember a son of Lovells training with us at J M Jones in Maidenhead before joining the family firm. The name Lovell is still seen on trades vehicles in the Thames Valley. I wonder if there is still any family connection with the Lovell at work on the Fire Station, YJ Lovell of my memory and the company trading today.
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14-Apr-2017 11:25 AM
The Slough, Eton and Windsor Observer 12 Jun 1915
On Monday a meeting of the Licensing Justices for
Berkshire was held at the Assize Courts, Reading. The only case before the authority was that of
the Golden Lion beerhouse, St Leonards-street, Windsor.
Mr Carter, Chief Constable of Windsor, said there were
four licensed houses within a radius of 400 yards of the Golden Lion. The Jolly Guardsman was next door, and The
Fawn nearly opposite. In his opinion
there were too many licensed houses in Windsor, the proportion being one to
every 156 inhabitants. The Golden Lion
did the least business and had less accommodation than that provided by the
Jolly Guardsman, while the Fawn was re-built in 1903 and was superior to either. The Golden Lion was the only house in Windsor
owned by the Isleworth Brewery Company, Limited. It had always been well conducted.
The Chairman said the licence of The Golden Lion was
refused. The question of compensation
would come before the committee on July 19th.
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