A postcard showing a black and white image of L'hotel des postes at boulogne-sur-mer, From "Jim"? who was " Just off now had a grand crossing". It is not dated but Jim's hand written note "On Active Service" and being stamped with 'passed field censor' shows that it was sent during World War 1
A letter from a German Prisoner of War camp, from T.R.Kirkpatrick to Miss Doris Mellor, dated 3rd July 1917. The letter has been heavily censored, with one whole page missing. We do not know who Kirkpatrick was or what happened to him. During her final years, she was Secretary of the Landscape sub-committee of the Windsor and Eton Society, and was a tireless campaigner against insensitive developments.
A buckle in the shape of a royal coat of arms, worn on the white buckskin belt of Royal Household Cavalry with No.2 Dress uniform. Thought to be early to mid 20th century, 1910-1952,as the crown on top is male, not a female crown and so would have been worn during the reign of George V and/or George VI.
a voluntary cavalry regiment raised as part of a home-defence unit during the Napoleonic Wars.
picked up on the battlefied of Waterloo three weeks after the battle on the 18th June 1815.
the helmet has a detachable plume of hair and was stored in a helmet tin which is also in the museum collection.
brown painted helmet tin painted 'Percy Simpson. Royal Berkshire Yeomanry'.
photograph of unidentified naval officer in uniform; in its own box. thought to be dated about 1860
Remains a Dornier aeroplane, a German plane used during World War II. This piece is an oxygen regulating valve from a plane which crashed in Maidenhead in 1941.
A booklet from the memorial service at County Boys School, Windsor.
One of two bronze memorial medallions presented to the parents of Henry Douglas Ashman and Cyril Arthur Ashman. These medallions were nicknamed 'The Dead Man's Penny'.
The second of two bronze memorial medallions presented to the parents of and Cyril Arthur Ashman and Henry Douglas Ashman. These medallions carry the name of the man who died and the inscription 'He died for freedom and honour'.
bayonet from the Crimean War period
five medals arranged in a circular frame
The miniature painting, painted over a photograph
Cavalryman's curved steel sabre with stirrup hilt and incised decoration on both sides.