In 1939, at the beginning of World War 2, children in London and other major cities were evacuated to the countryside or to small towns like Windsor. Children were only allowed to take a few items with them on their journey and small affordable cardboard suit cases like this were popular.
A Super-Speed 11 typewriter, made by L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters of Canada, used at Windsor Secretarial College, in Peascod Street, Windsor, in the 1950s and 1960s. The Typewriter was affectionately named by the staff 'Elsie' after the initials embossed on it.
Sepia photograph of St Stephens Mission House and Girls High School, during flooding, dated about 1890
Baby doll toy, made of moulded plastic, with cream frilled silk shirt, blue velvet trousers, cream knitted underwear. Made in DDR, Germany. possibly 1940/50's. Part of a collection of objects given by family who had formerly lived in Arthur Road, Windsor
This bauble once hung on a Christmas tree in St. George’s Hall, Windsor Castle. It was given to a local girl, Mabel Biles by Queen Victoria during a sumptuous Christmas tea at the castle.
A painted metal toy Hawker Hurricane MK II C aeroplane made by Dinky Toys, propeller blades and guns and cockpit cover are missing, dated 1972 - 1975.
sun bonnet for a small child or baby, probably late Victorian or early 20th century.
An old school exercise book used as a Spotter's Notebook during World War 2, containing identification silhouettes of many planes and some photos, newspaper cartoons.
photograph of 5 unknown evacuee children at Woodlands Park, about 1940
toy Windsor 1930s fire-engine made by Lledo, still in its original box. made 1987
These horse and jockey figures 'race' towards the box when the handle is turned. This may have been a game for older children. The game consists of a box containing 6 horses with jockeys on wires which has a mechanism that means a different horse wins each time when the handle is turned.
Eton College boys rabbit farming during World War II.
a small printed set of rules relating to admission and attendance
Showing a list of the names of former pupils from Gordon Road School who were killed during World War II.
A Victorian or Edwardian christening gown or night gown, formerly belonging to the Nottage family of Eton Wick.
picture book with rhyming text to teach children the use of punctuation, published in early 1800's.
A mug made to celebrate the merger of three of Windsor's schools; the Royal Free School and both the Windsor and Spital Schools.
Showing a list of the names of pupils from Gordon Road School who were killed during World War I.
Welsh china doll in pedlar costume, carrying a detachable tray filled with merchandise.
certificate awarded to Arthur Foster of Spital School, Windsor, for unbroken attendance