Manilla, date unknown
Manilla, currency, also known as 'Slave money' usually made from copper and bronze, possibly from West Africa.
Coin, James VI, dated 1605
This hammered sixpence coin is of James VI of Scotland, who came to the Scottish throne in July 1567. He was James I of England from 1603, he died in March 1625. The obverse of this coin shows an image of king James crowned and bearded, the inscription reads JACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX , to the left of the image is the numeral VI, indicating that he was James VI through his mother, Mary Q
Bellarmine jug, dated about 1650
This stoneware Bellarmine jug that dates to the middle of the 17th century (1650). It has an all over attractive tiger glazing, decorated with a face mask and a medallion. It was dug up in the early 1950s at Bray Lock, Bray on the River Thames by someone working for the waterboard, carrying out works on the lock. There are light areas/patches where the glaze is missing, these are not damages or
Dulux paints mascot, fabric, 2011.
White and grey toy dog with long fur, the mascot of Dulux paints, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. one of several items given to the Museum by Dulux Trade and colour Centre, Slough, as part of their involvement in the Windsor and Eton Facelift 2012.
Hunts Royal Windsor Directory, paper, 1846.
Hunts Royal Windsor Directory, including court and commercial directories of Eton, Slough, Maidenhead, Burnham, Taplow, Winkfield, Egham and Staines accompanied with a guide to the sights of London. 1846. Price three shillings and sixpence.
Tie press, about 1950.
A brown Bakelite Tiemaster domestic tie press made by John Corby Ltd, of Windsor, in its original box, dated about 1950s -1960s.
Grant of Arms to Peter Van Sittart, 3rd November 1697.
Grant of arms to Peter Van Sittart, framed, probably parchment, issued by the Duke of Norfolk under the authority of the sovereign William III, dated 3 November 1697. William Van Sittart of Juliers, was born 1517 and died 1573 having a son John b. 1552 who fled to Danzig to avoid persecution in 1598. His eldest son was William b1662 and his second son was Peter who came to England in 1670. His eld
Photograph, ATS girls outside Dorney Common Anti-aircraft gun site camp, 1890-1965.
Photograph of WW2 ATS girls in front of nissen hut home. Dorney Common Anti-aircraft gun site camp. c.150 men and girls on site. Reputedly they shot down an enemy plane. From a collection of photographic copies of early photographs dated from 1890 - 1965 approx. depicting people and places in Eton Wick, many have been annotated on the back by the donor Frank Bond.
Wig tin, possibly 1900
One of three objects - a wig tin, wig stand and a wig. The wig was worn by the Town Clerk of the council for ceremonies such as the making of a new mayor. It is similar to the wigs worn by barristers in court. It was worn with a black robe, which is also in the Museum collection.The wig was made by Ede & Ravenscroft Law Wig & Robe makers, who were established in 1689 in London and is thoug
Wig stand, possibly 1900
One of three objects - a wig tin, wig stand and a wig. The wig was worn by the Town Clerk of the council for ceremonies such as the making of a new mayor. It is similar to the wigs worn by barristers in court. It was worn with a black robe, which is also in the Museum collection.The wig was made by Ede & Ravenscroft Law Wig & Robe makers, who were established in 1689 in London and is thoug
Wig, worn by the Town Clerk, possibly 1900
One of three objects - a wig tin, wig stand and a wig. The wig was worn by the Town Clerk of the council for ceremonies such as the making of a new mayor. It is similar to the wigs worn by barristers in court. It was worn with a black robe, which is also in the Museum collection.The wig was made by Ravenscroft Law Wig & Robe makers, who have been established for over 300 years. These objects w
Ashtray, The Cockpit Inn, Eton, about 1970
Blue pottery ashtray in the shape of a cockerel made for The Cockpit Inn, Eton by Clee Pottery. This was acquired in 2009 because it represents two businesses in Eton: The ancient public house, The Cockpit Inn which opened in about 1420 and closed in about 2000, though the building still stands on the high street. Also Clee Pottery was based in Eton. The ashtray is probably about 1960-1970
Plaque, Phoenix Fire Insurance,
Phoenix Fire Insurance company's plaque: oval plaque with a phoenix rising from the flames in relief. the company was also known at one time as Phoenix Assurance, which was established in 1680, the name of Phoenix fire office was established 1782. The Phoenix fire head office was based in Lombard Street and Charing Cross Street in London. the company was purchased by Sun Alliance & London in
Sketch, ‘The battle of Aylesford’, about 1878
One of three preliminary chalk sketches for 'The Battle of Aylesford' tapestry, which was then completed by the Royal Windsor Tapestry Manufactory. This sketch was made by R. Beavis. made about 1878
Stained glass window, 1880
Small framed stained glass window, made about 1880 looking at the design and made at the Stained Glass Works, Old Windsor which was in operation from 1878-1890 and on the same site as the Royal Windsor Tapestry Works.
Painting, ‘The Battle of Aylesford’, about 1878
A framed watercolour painting of 'The Battle of Aylesford Tapestry' (1878). E.M. Ward painted this picture for the tapissiers at the Old Windsor Tapestry Manufactory. The Battle of Aylesford was a battle between the Britons and the Anglo-Saxons and was set down in writing in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' and the 'Historia Brittonum'. Neither source confirms the victor, however.
Beer bottle label, early 1900s
1 of 8 beer bottle labels in the museum collection from liquors brewed or bottled at Nicholson's Brewery, Maidenhead, when the brewery was under Nicholson's management. Nicholsons Brewery first opened in 1840, by a twenty-year-old, William Nicholson (1820-1916). The Brewery was at its peak in the early 1900s, at which time it also owned 150 tied pubs. Later the Brewery was bought out by Simonds Br
Copper plate, Rubie & Son, between 1890-1910
1 of 8 engraved letterhead copper plates in the museum collection of Rubie and Son, wine merchants, grocers and provision dealers in Peascod Street, WIndsor, 1890-1910. This was a slower and more expensive way of producing business letterheads, but as this was for a Royal Warrant, quality was of utmost importance.One plate is still in its original wrapper
Copy Photograph (1995), Stale bread at the Bakers, 1894
Copy of an original photograph by George Henton from 1894 of children waiting for stale bread at the baker's shop in the High Street, Windsor. Henton noted down the time he took his photographs. He took this picture at seven o'clock in the morning. Henton took several photographs around Windsor and we have copies of these in the museum collection.
Copy photograph (1995), Windsor Shoe Blacks, 1895
Copy of an original photograph by George Henton from 1895 of Windsor Shoe Blacks in Thames Street. Henton took several photographs around Windsor and we have copies of these in the museum collection.
badge, E Bampfylde Plumbers
Small metal label made for the Windsor firm of E Bampfylde, sanitary plumbers and decorators. possibly made to be stuck onto a piece of equipment, such as a ladder or a product.
Bottle, R White’s, Windsor, about 1910
Quarter pint lemonade bottle, aquamarine glass from R White's works, Victor Road, Windsor. found in a rubbish pit on Ham Island, WIndsor and given to the museum by the finder in 1992.
Token, 1784
Token struck to commemorate the establishment of the Mail coach Service, 1784.
Book, ‘The Windsor Guide’ 1815
Guide book published by Charles Knight, 1815. One of the first guide books of Windsor. Charles Knight (senior) had a book shop on Castle Hill, Windsor. He and with his son, Charles Knight (Junior) founded the town's first newspaper, the Windsor and Eton Express in 1812.
Trade token, medieval
Lead token with bird with crested head on a branch on one side, with letters F [or possibly R] M and looped pattern on the other side.
handbill, 18th September 1974
Handbill inviting local residents of Windsor to a meeting in the Guildhall - the inaugural meeting of the Windsor Citizens' Action Group to deal with the problem of hippies stopping in Windsor Great Park, dated 18th September 1974
Stained glass panel, 1881
Stained glass panel signed in one corner as made by the Windsor Stained Glass Works Old Windsor, Berks 1881. On display in a light box in the Museum.
Photograph, Man with ‘King Edward Hospital’ box, 1920s
Photograph of an unknown man in a uniform of a cap and jacket, walking in a general crowd, bearing a flag and carrying a first aid box marked 'King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor. Donated as part of a collection of family photographs. The curator has dated the photograph as being 1920s by the hats the ladies are wearing.
Apothecaries weights, about 1880
Local standards of weights were set for Borough of New Windsor in a brown wooden box with black velvet padded lid, 13 brass weights are set into the box with 7 smaller weights and pair of tweezers. A brass label on the lid reads 'Apothecaries Weights, Local standards of Boro' of New Windsor, 1880. Degrave Short and Co, London' The stamp markings (the Monarchs initials) indicating that the weight h
Booklet, ‘A tribute to Sir Sydney Camm’, 1991
1 of 2 booklets on Sydney Camm produced on the occasion of the unveiling the plaque to Sir Sydney Camm on his former home in Arthur Road in 1991: 'Sir Sydney Camm 1893-1966'; 'A Tribute to Sir Sydney Camm'
Copy photograph, flood at Datchet in 1894, copy about 1991
During the Victorian period, Windsor and the Borough was subjected to regular flooding; the cause of severe weather and ineffective river management. This copy photograph of an original photograph taken at the time of the floods illustrates the devastation caused to Datchet Village in 1894. Within the confines of the picture you will note that three ladies (and their dresses) have been rescued fro
Copy photograph, flood at Datchet in 1895, copy about 1991
During the Victorian period, Windsor and the Borough was frequently flooded; the result of severe weather and ineffective river management. Indeed, for those living in the Borough floods were almost an annual occurrence, but the people back then were able to cope with them as a matter of routine. Within the confines of this photograph, for example, you will see that two ladies and their French Bul
hat tin, about 1897
Mayoral hat tin formerly used by William H Grenfell, mayor of Maidenhead 1895-1897.
Capacity measure, about 1825
Half bushel capacity measure, official measure of the Borough of Maidenhead. A bushel was an imperial measurement for liquid or fruits and vegetables. A half bushel equivalent to 18.1843675 litres.
Capacity measure, imperial peck, 19th century
Standard imperial peck capacity measure, official measure, used by Maidenhead Borough Council, in the 19th and early 20th century A peck was the equivalent of 2 gallons or 1.98 litres. Apples were commonly sold by the peck.
Diorama, made 1950s
Diorama of Windsor Market, Market House and Market Place, based on Norden's map of Windsor of in about 1607 and designed and made by Miss Judith Ackland and Miss Mary Stella Edwards in the 1950s. This shows what occupied the space before the Guildhall was built.
Helmet, Windsor Fire Brigade, about 1925
Formerly owned by Chief Officer John Tull. He was a baker from Peascod Street, Windsor as well as a member of the Volunteer Fire Brigade. In 1930 Tull was honoured for 15 years in the fire service. These helmets were worn on active service until about 1930, after which they were only to be worn for formal occasions. The helmet was donated to the Museum in 1955. See also the Uniform jacket WNDRB :