EAW003779 ENGLAND (1947). Flooding between Windsor and Datchet, Windsor, from the south, 1947

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Pennawd [EAW003779] Flooding between Windsor and Datchet, Windsor, from the south, 1947
Cyfeirnod EAW003779
Dyddiad 19-March-1947
Dolen
Enw lle WINDSOR
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 497702, 177108
Hydred / Lledred -0.59277484826351, 51.483989958018
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SU977771

Pinnau

Stoke Poges lane

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:50:27 PM
Horlicks Factory

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:49:46 PM
Slough Cricket Ground - played a few games there.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:48:09 PM
Agars Plough playing fields. I remember going to a large fair/circus/carnival on this site as a child. One of the acts was a couple doing stunts on top of a very tall and slim lattice mast supported by several tethering ropes/wires. It looked highly dangerous! YouTube has a short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng5eWhLhp4E

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:45:47 PM
Train on the Slough to Eton GWR Branch Line.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:29:35 PM
Slough Grammar School

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:27:09 PM
Lascelles Road

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:25:37 PM
The village of Myrke - spelt Mirk on old Ordnance Survey Maps.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:21:44 PM
Romney Island - difficult to make out with the flooding. The river ran down the northwest side of the Island and the Lock Cut ran to the south. I used to go swimming in the lock cut in the 50s and it was also an excellent place for fishing. I remember fishing on the north bank of the Thames one year just by the east end of Romney Island when there was a huge splash; my Uncle had fallen in and his rod got caught in some tree roots. Fortunately a couple of swimmers helped out by diving down and recovering his rod.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:18:13 PM
Black Potts - according to the Ordnance Survey Maps - small house on an Island. The Google Earth photo shows it is still there. Also just to the north west is the boatyard with the slipways down to the Thames.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:06:08 PM
L & SWR Railway Line - Windsor to Datchet section.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:00:03 PM
Victoria Bridge - Datchet Road over the Thames - the A331. To the west it led to the north side of Winsor Castle along the King Edward VII Avenue.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 03:57:44 PM
Boat House - probably owned by Eton College. The cross country course at Slough Grammar School used to go past this point. There was a gently sloping slipway down to the river. I remember during one race in the winter, the Thames had flooded and left a layer of slimy mud on the slipway and one poor chap lost his footing and slid gently into the Thames which was still in flood and fast flowing. Nobody around me stopped to help, after all we were in a race and that was one person less to beat. I am still utterly ashamed that we did not help him; what appalling boys we were.

Mike Holder
Saturday 3rd of February 2018 03:53:36 PM