Our talk on Jekyll and Hyde by David Bullock at 8.00 pm on Thursday 20th November will now take place in the Ascot Room in the Guildhall as the Reference Library is not available that evening. I hope you will not find the change of venue too inconvenient. Parking is available at York House.
With the Thames Room in the library now to be a cafe on a permanent basis, we have considered other venues.
A strong contender is Dedworth Library which has a function room large enough for our needs, tea making facilities and plenty of car parking. I have already made initial enquiries and the response was positive. It may well be therefore that future talks will take place there. The next Newsletter will give full details.
Hoping to see a number of you on 20th November in the Guildhall .
Chair, Friends of Windsor & Royal Borough Museum
Friends Christmas Cards are now available in libraries, the Museum and at Cards for Good Causes in URC William Street. Please support us by buying a few packs at £4.50 for ten
Our Christmas Cards
Skaters on the Thames
This year there are two designs - The cartoon-style picture of the Long Walk in the Snow by Dennis Blandford and a photograph of Skaters on the Thames.
They will be on sale in the Museum, and at Maidenhead Library from 24th October, and a new venue in Windsor - the United Reformed Church in William Street from 5th November.
The Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum supports the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum at
Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor SL4 1LR
Phone no. 01628 685686
Nearest car parks: River Street and Victoria Street
Mondays: Closed, except to booked school groups
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 noon - 4pm
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
Sundays: 12 noon - 4pm
Free to Advantage Card holders, Borough residents, Members of Armed Forces, employees with ID and Friends of the Museum
Children aged 12-17: £1.00
Children under 12: Free
Bronze Age Jewellery at Windsor Museum
Come along and see these beautiful finds from 3,000 years ago, including small gold rings made between 1300 and 1150BC from Celtic gold.
These items were purchased with the help of funding from The V&A, The Headley Trust for Archaeology and The Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum.
Take a walking tour of Windsor with your mobile
Listen to a history of twelve sites in the town.
Dial 020 7098 7050, and when prompted, enter the number of the building you want to know the history of.......and enjoy!
- Windsor Royal Station
- Harte & Garter Hotel
- Edinburgh Woollen Mill
- Market Cross House
- The Guildhall
- Engine House
- Masonic Hall
- Air Mail Post Box
- 13 High Street – Leapfrog
- Parish Church of St John the Baptist
- Breakneck Alley (Goswell Hill)
Windsor Footsteps is now live and leaflets are available at many places in the town. These include the Windsor Information Centre in the Central Station. The leaflet includes a map showing the location of each of the historic sites that are covered. The scripts were written for people standing in front of the site but you can also dial and listen from your own landline telephone anywhere in the world. From abroad dial +44 20 7098 7050
Windsor Footsteps is written and recorded by members of The Friends and sponsored by ComXo
Beyond the Castle Walls
This Heritage Lottery Funded project celebrates the history of Windsor and the surrounding areas.
The Oral History project aims to record 50 interviews and excerpts can be heard at a new listening post in the Spring.
If you know of anyone who would like to record their memories, or want to know more about this project, please contact us on 01753 743950.
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