George used his horse and cart to trade in greengroceries, removals and other odd jobs. He also ran pony and trap trips for tourists, operating from the Windsor Castle taxi rank. George and his horse-drawn trans-port appeared in several films, which included the 'Carry on' series. George served in the Western Desert Army during the Second World War.
owned the Cockpit Restaurant in Eton High Street before taking over the
Barksfield Bakery in Dorney. In the 1960s Chris regularly waited each night at the
Burning Bush bus stop for the last Green Line coach of the evening, bringing
his step-daughter Penny home from her leading role in the 'Black and White
Minstrels' show at London's Victoria Palace Theatre. The photograph, taken in
the late 1940s shows the now removed Eton Parish Church spire, the Roman
Catholic Church and the 'Well's' timber built shed, now replaced with an office
This article was first published in A Pictorial History of Eton Wick & Eton.