for ThamesWeb's Royal Windsor Website
We believe that the Internet
or World Wide Web is, quite simply, an astonishing facility.
Even though the Web is just
days old in historical terms, we already have instant access
to an infinite amount of information which is added to by the
Thamesweb is creating an
ever increasing information resource for Windsor. Several hundred
stories and almost 1500 pictures have already been created and
placed on the site since its inception back in 1998.
Almost daily we add to
the content of the site so that it remains a valuable location
for information about the town, accessible by anyone, anywhere,
just anywhere, from around the corner to around
the world. That is, as we said above, quite simply, an astonishing
Perhaps we should illustrate
the point with an example or two.
Example 1 -
Our first example is from
1961. What significant event happened in May of that year, evidence
of which remains to this day? Why did the Queen and the entire
Windsor Borough Council Officers and Councillors walk the length
of the High Street?
And why is the Rt. Hon.
Duncan Sandys (above) attacking the castle wall with such gusto?
Older residents will remember
that it was the occasion of the opening of the Civic Trust Improvement
Scheme during which the 8' high Castle wall along the High Street
was demolished to reveal the large expanse of lawn that now forms
a fine feature around the Castle at that point.
In our story, The Civic Trust Improvement Scheme, we feature a report of that event,
the work undertaken and pictures so that in the future everyone
can find out about it instantly.
Example 2 - March 1947
At that time, there was
a major flood in Windsor. Many residents still remember it. They
know what areas were flooded, how long the flood lasted, what
steps were taken to alleviate the problems and how the flood
entered Windsor - and it wasn't over Barry Avenue Promenade!
As time passes, this information
would have been forgotten and so would the personalities and
the stories be forgotten too, both happy and sad. We have therefore provided Web
pages about The 1947 Floods to form a permanent and readily accessible history
of the event, and of course we invite Windsor residents to contribute
their memories to provide a greater and more comprehensive record.
In the event that a flood
occurs in Windsor again, we will include the very latest information
about the situation.
Your support is valuable
Our objectives for this
site cannot be met without your support, help and input. We want
to hear your stories, borrow your photos and feature your reminiscences
about the town. And we also welcome sponsors and advertisers
without whom the whole venture will be far less comprehensive.
Remember that these stories
may well be lost if they are not recorded. We do hope you will
support us in this project in whatever way you can. Many thanks.
To contact us, email Thamesweb.