Street and the Post Office
The New Inn Hotel at the junction
of Park Street, Sheet Street and High
Street with the General Post Office beyond, see below. The
New Inn Hotel is reported to have been demolished in the autumn
'An A & G Taylor 'Reality'
Series postcard. Genuine Silver Print Photograph'.
The caption reads 'GPO High Street Windsor BS2922' and was taken
The posters to the left are on the premises
of Mr Mason, Estate Agent, and are dated 1904. Although this
picture is faded it is of considerable value and rare. It shows
on the right the GPO Post Office and the Constitutional Club,
demolished in c.1972, and beside it the London & County Bank
which in later years became the Westminster Bank and then the
National Westminster Bank (NatWest). The Union Hotel, beyond
the bank, was demolished some years ago. A small hut is situated
on the roadway, perhaps the hackney carriage driver's kiosk.
Note the road is still cobbled and that there are two animals
in the picture, a 'Scottie' dog to the left and a cat on the
road far right.
Here is another view of the Post Office,
again dating from 1904 or before, quite possibly taken at the
same time as the A & G Taylor image above. Sadly this print
is badly faded so we have enhanced the image as best we can by
computer. The caption reads 6907 Post Office Windsor and was
published by John Walker & Co Ltd, London (Bells Series).
Although not published by Taylors, it is possible that they sold
the image to Walkers, or vice versa.
The latest building on the site
of the Victorian Post Office
New Year's Day 2007
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