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Events and Talks 2018 -2019

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Thursday 4th October 2018  at 3pm

Gardeners’ Hall, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR.

Talk: Windsor Memorials  Leslie Grout (Local Historian)

Leslie Grout is a volunteer & Friend of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum as well as an active local historian. He was the winner of ‘Mastermind’ in 1981 and went onto win ‘International Mastermind’ a year later. His specialist subject was St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Thursday 1st November 2018  at 3pm

Gardeners’ Hall, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR

Talk: Profiles of the First World War: silhouettes of Captain H.L.Oakley  Jerry Rendell (Local Resident)

H Lawrence Oakley is the subject of a book written by his great nephew, retired civil servant Jerry Rendell OBE, 75, who lives in York Road, Windsor.

Thursday 6th December  at 3pm

Gardeners’ Hall, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR

Talk: A chest with three locks: St George’s Chapel Archives since 1352 Kate McQuillian. (Archivist & Chapter Librarian)

I am responsible for the management of the Archives and Chapter Library of St George’s Chapel, an extensive and historic collection of books, manuscripts and archival material belonging to the Dean and Canons of Windsor dating from the 12th century to the present day. 

Thursday 10th January 2019 at 3pm

Gardeners’ Hall, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR

Talk: The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. Chris Aitken. (Secretary & Trustee of the Fund)

Thursday 7th February 2019  at 3pm

Gardeners’ Hall, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR

Talk: Bletchley Park. Margaret Lenton  (chair of The Windsor & Eton Society)

Margaret Lenton, Chair of the Windsor & Eton Society has been studying Bletchley Park and Room 40. , 

Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 8pm

Upton House School, 115 St. Leonard’s Road, Windsor SL4 3DF

Talk: The Windsor Estate Paul Sedgewick (Deputy Ranger)

Paul Sedgwick was appointed deputy ranger at Windsor Great Park in August 2014. 

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 8pm

Upton House School, 115 St. Leonard’s Road, Windsor SL4 3DF

Talk: The Fight for Cookham Commons 1790-1852. Keith Parry (Maidenhead Heritage Centre).

After thirty year’s research experience in the agrochemical industry, Keith ‘retired’ to develop his interest in history gaining a Diploma and then a M.Sc. in English Local History at Oxford University. He is a voluntary researcher for the Maidenhead Heritage Centre giving public lectures to various societies on the Centre’s behalf. He also answers queries to The Heritage Centre from the public.
He engages in academic study, giving lectures at Oxford University and to historical societies. His first history research publication appeared as part of The Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire.  He is now working on the history and maintenance of a number of early wooden bridges over the river Thames.