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Very interesting! I would have been 8 years old and I walked along here frequently, but I can only vaguely remember the fish and chip bar (we used to go to the one in Oxford Road - maybe the one shown here was a bit more trendy, or more expensive! I can't remember the cycle shop at all. I'll have to ask my Mum - I bet she remembers! I do however remember The Wool Shop opposite, and I assume the shutters on the right are from the Fishmongers.
If you go to Google Streetview, you can align the same view today. The huge chimney stack on the left has gone, but the dog leg on the shop fronts by the chippie is still clearly there, and the building on the left at the bottom of Peascod Street looks pretty much unchanged, as does the white shopfront which sticks out slightly in the foreground on the right near the Fishmongers
From the angle of the shadows, I assume the photo must have been taken around midday, and there aren't that many people about, so I wonder if the photo was taken on a Sunday?
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9-Dec-2016 05:16 PM
Secret Squirrel wrote:Hello Alex and Jenna,
The section of St Leonard's Road from the cemetery entrance to Hermitage Lane is included in Marshall's 1898 Directory, but not in 1890.
At that time, houses were known by their terrace names or individual cottage names, so back then they were:
Hewitt the baker,
Vine Cottages (terrace of 5)
Winkfield Cottage (Fly proprietor)
Eton Cottage, Hewitt's Cottage, Myrtle Cottage
Wellington Terrace (10)
Bryn Terrace (9, of which number 1 was a shop)
Rose Cottages (2)
Between 1930 and 1934, the terraces were given their current numbers, and some extras had been built.
Eton Cottage became 343 and Myrtle Cottage became 371
1-8 Vine Cottages became 323-337 St Leonard's Road
1-13 Bude Terrace became 345-369 (built in 1904)
1-10 Wellington Terrace became 391-409
1-9 Bryn Terrace became 413-429 or 411-427. (An inspection of the buildings would show more clearly.
Number 421 was originally 5 or 6 Bryn Terrace.
Windsor library Local Studies section has a selection of directories which give the names of the early occupants.
Hi all, new to the forum
Just looking for some information or photos relating to 339/341 St Leonards Road (formerly the Fireplace shop), see photo above already posted on this thread
I have some detail so far :
9 Vine Cottages was on the site before the current building (maybe bits of it still there)
1916: 9 Vine Cottages – occupier Mrs Butcher
1922 - 1930: 9 Vine Cottages – occupier William Daniel Butchers (different spelling) – possibly Mrs Butcher’s son
1930 9 Vine Cottages – William Daniel Butchers general builder/operated builder’s company called Castle View Mrs Elizabeth Butcher – general stores (also Castle View)
During late 1930’3/early 1940’s, 9 Vine Cottages became 339/341 St Leonard’s Road. So, was the 1st floor given a different number to ground floor (different use) or had 10 Vine Cottages existed?
1934-1947 339 Willam D Butcher – general builder
341 Mrs Elizabeth Butcher – General Store
1950 339 St Leonard’s Stores (prop GE Freeman)
341 William D Butcher – had Mrs Butcher retired? but notice house numbers swapped
1958-1967 339 St Leonard’s Stores – prop. Brian G Bell
341 Lisa’s Hairdressers & William D Butcher & Mrs Butcher – where was the hairdresser – ground or first floor? Who was Lisa?
1967 339 Mr Bell went bust
341 Lisa’s Hairdressers & SG Daley listed as occupiers
1968 339 Type Rite Business Equipment showroom
341 Lisa’s Hairdressers & Mervyn Smith
1969 as 1968 but George Walker replaced Mervyn Smith
1972-1973 339 Type Rite Showroom
341 Antiques business
1979 –2014 339/341 Windsor Fireplaces
Above research courtesy of Mrs Gillian Konrad, GMK Architects, Maidenhead
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5-Feb-2017 01:17 PM
Jane Lindsay wrote:Does anyone know why Del Boy's van is now decorating the Duke of York? Is it the original vehicle from "Only Fools and Horses"? The front number plate (and probably the back one too) has been removed, and "Duke of York Windsor" has been painted on the driver's door. And here are some more questions. Does anyone have any information on the building in the car park of the Duke of York? Was it originally stables? How old is it?I think this pub looked better in its earlier cream colour, but I'm gradually getting used to the blue!
22-Feb-2017 09:43 AM
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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