Date(s) - 21/06/2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Windsor & Eton Riverside station
One hundred years ago, the first shots of the First World War were fired, shattering 99 years of peace in Europe since the defeat of Napoleon.
The events of the next five years affected every town and village in this land. This 90 minute walk starting at Windsor & Eton Riverside station will explore how the Great War affected people living in Windsor, from the ordinary people to the Royal family in the castle.
As a military town, from the very start of hostilities Windsor sent men to fight in many of the proudest regiments in the British Army. Shop workers and postmen of Windsor also answered Lord Kitchener’s appeal and joined local county regiments. They were to see active service in France and Flanders, in all corners of the British Empire, on land, at sea and in the air.
Hear their moving, personal stories, as well as accounts of terrifying Zeppelin raids, Victoria Crosses bravely won and rugged men from the wilds of Canada.
Affecting every individual from the homes of Windsor to the House of Windsor, this is a war walk that’s not to be missed.
This walk is suitable for children and adults. Led by Windsor-based Blue Badge guide, Mike Armitage the walk is also available as a private tour for your school, business or family. Please contact for further details.
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Bookings are closed for this event.