Official website of The Windsor and Eton Society
Welcome! Our Society was founded in 1946 and aims to stimulate public interest in the area.
It is dedicated to promoting high standards of planning and architecture in Windsor and Eton and to protecting and improving features of historic and public interest.
We also have a programme of talks and outings.
Thursday 5th December 2019 at 3pm Gardeners’ Hall.
David Jenkins on “The history of the Order of St John, the Order in England and its connections with the Royal Family and members of the Order of the Garter”.
The symbol of the Order, a white eight-pointed cross on a black background, is an international symbol of first aid. It is known as the logo of St John Ambulance, emblazoned on the sides of ambulances and on the uniforms of its highly trained volunteers. However, the eight-pointed cross was also worn on the robes of those first Brother Knights in the hospital in Jerusalem, and it has remained unaltered through the centuries, as an enduring emblem of humanitarian care, and of a charity that dates back almost 1000 years.