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Brooklands Museum houses historic aircraft including a Vickers Wellington bomber recovered from Loch Ness in 1985, a British Airways Concorde, G-BBDG (c/n 202), the UK’s first production Concorde, and now also owns the 40% scale Concorde model “G-CONC” displayed for many years as a gate guardian at Heathrow Airport, until movement in 2007. After restoration and repainting, the [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2022

Brooklands was a 2.767-mile (4.453 km) motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. It opened in 1907 and was the world’s first purpose-built ‘banked’ motor racing circuit[n 1] as well as one of Britain’s first airfields, which also became Britain’s largest aircraft manufacturing centre by 1918, producing military aircraft such as the Wellington and civil [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2022

The fountain was installed in Goswell Park, Windsor in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Fountain was inspired by the crown jewels and features 60 different water jets. There are also lights which make it a magical site at night. There is a garden area around the fountain where you can sit [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2022

St George’s Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor Castle. It is both a Royal Peculiar and the Chapel of the Order of the Garter.

The castle chapel was established in the 14th century by King Edward III and began extensive enlargement in the late 15th century. It has been the location of many royal [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 19th 2022

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WAS IN full swing when “The Queen,” the early steam locomotive that transported Queen Victoria between Windsor and London, was constructed. In fact, Victoria was the first British monarch to travel by rail, making her maiden voyage on June 13, 1842.
During her long reign, from 1837 to 1901, Victoria traveled by train dozens of [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Aug 11th 2022

The current oak-framed building suffers from a distinct lean. It replaced an earlier building (1592) that was demolished  in 1687 to allow for the building of the Guildhall next door However there was a land dispute and eventually the new  Market Cross  was “rebuilt” in 1718 on or very close to its original location.
The original [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2022

The present building dates from 1822 when it replaced an ancient building with Saxon arches and Norman work that was in dire need of expensive renovation. The outer walls follow the plan of the mediaeval church with old burial vaults lying beneath the present floor; retained memorials from the previous church can be [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 31st 2022

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