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14-Nov-2009 10:20 AM
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19-Nov-2009 10:21 AM
Last night I was talking to a man in the pub, who turned out to be Windsor born and bred. He grew up in the Goswells, near the gasworks, went to the Royal
Free School and remembered the Camm family, early days of Windsorian and all families and shops in that area. I would guess he was about 80.
I asked him if he remembered the "tower" associated with the gasworks and he said it was where the coal was delivered. It was then elevated inside
to the platform, then put onto a conveyor belt to the tops of the furnaces. At the end of the process, the coke was collected from the bottom of the
He also said that he remembered the Conservative Club. A long corridor on the left led past offices on the right to a snooker hall at the back. Perhaps I
ought to spend more time chatting to elderly men in pubs!
That's enough detective work for one week!
Regards, Secret Squirrel.
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23-Nov-2009 07:17 PM
In 1875 there was one chimney and no tower; the 1897 map shows two chimneys, the tower and four gasometers. The coal yard presumably serviced the steam
trains from the station and then the gasworks. Do we know if this coal yard serviced the local houses throughout all this time (and prior to the railway?)
the other nearest supplier would have been down by the Donkey House, wouldn't it? Considering how much Windsor housing grew over the 19th century and how
coal would have been essential for cooking and heating as well as for trade,(being urban there would have been less wood available, I'm assuming) - not to
mention the Royal Household's needs and the population swollen by two barracks - there must surely have been many more coalyards dotted about. Do we know
where they were?
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24-Nov-2009 05:47 PM
Hazel Austin wrote:
I wonder how the marker on the wall of Ward Royal compares with these two - that would be the closest to the roundabout by the Noah's Ark.
24-Nov-2009 07:23 PM
24-Nov-2009 10:09 PM
...the flood level doesn't seem to reach anywhere near the 6'8" maximum
...diagram of the spread of the area affected in '47
24-Nov-2009 10:20 PM
Hazel Austin wrote:
Thanks, Ash! Wonder what happened to it? Suppose it's irrelevant these days, so not replaced. However, this is where it was - I think
the right hand one showed the level mark, but can't remember what the other one said. Probably something about Ward Royal? (They should have put a blue
plaque on this spot, actually for Vettise's...)
24-Nov-2009 11:57 PM
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