This fascinating selection of over 180 old photographs and postcards depicts Windsor and Eton over the last one hundred years. Windsor's Royal connections and monuments and Eton College are world famous and need no introduction. Perhaps less well known, but no less important, are the streets, people and events of everyday life in and around such internationally renowned landmarks. Street parties, schools, Dr Barnardo's boys, breweries, amateur dramatics, pubs, butchers selling ice cream alongside joints and cuts of meat, evacuees, Boy Scouts, floods, charabanc outings, football teams and the fire brigade are all remembered in this evocative collection. The Thames has always played an important part in the life and development of the town, whether for business or pleasure, as shown by images of boat builders, bridges, steamer trips, the Empress of India, the Windsor Belle and College boys rowing on the river. The author, Mike Stiles, not only spent his formative years in Windsor, but also worked at Windsor Great Park and on many of the buildings in the town. Most of the material in his book has been drawn either from his own extensive collection or from family sources.
The result is an informative, affectionate recollection that will appeal to all those who know and love this historic area.