Programme of Talks

The Eton Wick History Group has been meeting regularly since 1992. Eton Wick and the surrounding area is rich in history and the village has a heritage dating back to 1217.

Meetings are held at 7.30 pm in Eton Wick Hall, Eton Wick, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are served, and there is a charge of £2.00 to cover costs.

Visitors and new members are always very welcome.

The 2019 programme of talks:

23rd January    

‘A Phoenix from the Flames: The Fire and Restoration of Windsor Castle’
with Mr Josh Lovell

27th February 

‘St. Laurence Church’, Slough 
with Mr Allan James 

10th April        

‘An Eton Wick History Miscellany’
with Mr Elias Kupfermann

22nd May         

‘The Rise and Fall of Skindles’
with Mr Nigel Smales

10th July         

‘The Revd. John Wells Wilkinson – Tales from my Grandfather’s Diaries’ 
with Gaby Appleby

11th September 

‘Flora and Fauna of the Jubilee River’ 
with Mr Bill Stacey

30th October    

‘1919 and the Peace Conference’ 
with Mr Martin Davey

11th December 

‘The Early Days of Fire Fighting in Bray, Eton and Eton Wick’ 

with Mr Geoff Hayes

The 2018 programme of talks:

           17th January        

‘Rogues and Vagabonds, Prisons and Punishments in 19th Century Windsor’ 
with Dr. Brigitte Mitchell

28th February     

Sir Sydney Camm CBE, FRAeS. and The Hurricane’ 
with Malcolm Lock

18th April              

‘The History of Baylis House Slough’ 
with Elias Kupfermann

30th May              

Event postponed

18th July                

Frank Bond's Walk around Eton Wick
with Gill Tarrant, Paul Hodgson and Peter Tarrant.

19th September  

‘The Changing Face of Farming’ 
with Malcolm Kinross 

31st October       

'The Story of the Poppy Appeal’ 
with Mr and Mrs Geoff Hayes  

12th December  

'The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller'
with Tony Eaton.

The 2017 talks were:

18th January        

‘Eton Wick’s Vanishing Farms’ 
with Mr Peter Tarrant

22nd February     

‘1960’s Memories of Eton Wick in Home Movies’ 
with Mr John Coke

12th April              

‘Eton Wick – The French Connection’ 
with Mr Keith French

24th May               

‘A History of St. John the Baptist Church’ 
with Mr Frank Bond

19th July                

‘Exploration of a Royal Landscape’ 
The archaeology of the Little Park of Windsor Castle revealed.
with Elias Kupfermann
 20th September 

‘A History of the Apple’ 
with Mr John Nash

25th October       

St. George’s Chapel’ 
with the Chapter Clerk, Miss Charlotte Manley  LVO, OBE

13th December   

‘140th Anniversary of the sale that made Eton Wick’ 
with Mr Frank Bond


The 2016 talks were:

13th January 2016

Village Trading Before the Superstores
Speaker Mr Frank Bond

24th February 2016

Business As Usual: Advertising During the Great War
Speaker Mrs Brigitte Mitchell

13th April 2016

Mars - An Employee's Reflections
Speaker Mr Geoff Low

25th May 2016 

The Great War in Postcards and Trench Artefacts
Speaker Mr Martin Davey

13th July 2016

The Slough & Windsor Railway and the Gooch Legacy
Speaker Mr John Coke

14th September 2016

Eton Wick — Then and Now
Speaker  Mr Steven Denham

26th October 2016

The Reeve's Tale
Speaker  Mr Hugh Granger

14th December 2016

Characters and Benefactors of Eton Wick
Speaker  Mr Frank Bond

The 2015 talks were:

January 14, 2015

‘A Family’s History and Farming’
with Keith French/Peter Tarrant

February 25, 2015

‘The Royal Warrant Holders’ Association’
with Douglas Hill

April 15, 2015

‘Copper, Love & Stars’ (the story of Ray Lodge)
with Keith Parry

May 27, 2015

‘The Changing Face of Local Birdlife’
with Bill Stacey

July 8, 2015

‘Recall 60 Years On (film of the 2005 event) and Eton Wick in WWII’– a tribute to the late John Denham with Frank Bond

September 9, 2015

‘The Thames Waterway and Bridges’
with Gil Jones

October 28, 2015

‘St. George’s Chapel – Stall Plates’
with Colonel David Axson

December 9, 2015

‘History on Wheels in Films and Television’
with Mark Oliver

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