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 Old Ford dealerships in Bracknell

Old Ford dealerships in Bracknell
 

 The Bailiwick Wick Lane Englefield Green (fromerly Edwins)
Englefield Green 1st January 1907

The land on which the Bailiwick stands was originally part of Wick Common, but was taken by encroachment at the end of the 1790ís by the simple method of "build your house and have a fire going within 24 hours", which gave you full rights to rem
 

 Vaclav Nijinsky Sunningdale 1948-1950
Sunningdale 1st January 1950

In 1948 the couple moved to Sunningdale, Berkshire while Romola applied for British citizenship. In 1950, Nijinsky died in the London Clinic.
 

 Savill Court Hotel a brief History
Englefield Green 1st January 1815

The first tangible evidence of the house that has become Savill Court is on the maps dated from 1815-1817.
 

 Sunningdale local history
Sunningdale 1st January 1840

Situated between Windsor Great Park on the one hand and Chobham Common on the other there are few more delightful villages in such a location as Sunningdale. The whole of the civil parish of Sunningdale is ...
 

 Barclay School For Partially Sighted Girls
Sunningdale

Does anyone remember when the Royal Berkshire Hotel was a school for visually impaired girls? The school was on that site from the 1940s until ...
 

 Outline of the history of the lands now Imperial College Field Station
Sunningdale

Compiled by Sir Richard Southwood FRS and J.S. Porter from Hughes 'History of Windsor Forest', from S A Rickwood's Manuscript on the Silwood archives and from maps, plans, Bills of Sale and Indentures in the Silwood archives
 

 St. Michael & All Angels church history
Sunninghill

St Michael & All Angels is in Church Lane, a quiet cul de sac just to the north of the Sunninghill roundabout on the A329.
 

 Alfred Montague
Englefield Green 1st January 1835

This painter lived for a time in the village. His paintings are quite sought after and usually reach a price of ?5000-?10000 at auction. Is there any other information about his stay in the village?
 

 Barclay School For Partially Sighted Girls
Sunninghill 1st January 1969

Does anyone remember when the Royal Berkshire Hotel was a school for visually impaired girls?
 

 Brief History of Sunningdale Park
Sunningdale

Although there is little evidence of local Stone-Age settlements, the light and sandy soil lacked the flints used for tools, there are many Bronze-Age barrows in the area.
 

 Extracts from Christine Weightman's 'Cheapside in the Forest of Windsor'
Sunningdale

Part - 1 - Situated between Windsor Great Park on the one hand and Chobham Common on the other there are few more delightful villages in such a location as Sunningdale.
 

 History of St Michael & All Angels - Parish Church of Sunninghill
Sunninghill 1st July 2002

St Michael & All Angels is in Church Lane, a quiet cul de sac just to the north of the Sunninghill roundabout on the A329.
 

 A short history of Silwood Park
Sunninghill

An outline of the history of the lands now Imperial College Silwood Park
 

 The beginnings of Cheapside
Cheapside 1st July 2002

Cheapside is a small village within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at the eastern end of Berkshire.
 

 Ascot Racecourse
Ascot 12th December 1711

Ascot Racecourse, founded in 1711 is the world's most famous racecourse.
 

 Founding of the Benedictine Chertsey Abbey in 666 AD
Chertsey 1st January 0666

The reconversion of England to Roman Christianity by missionaries in the 7th century soon led to the founding in 666 AD of the Benedictine Chertsey Abbey
 

 Plessey, Addlestone
Addlestone 1st March 1998

A short history of Plessey Addlestone
 

 The Royal Holloway Art Collection
Englefield Green 1st July 2002

The Collection of paintings was to provide an essential element for the fulfilment of Holloway's ideal of a first-rate educational establishment. The importance he placed on the Collection illustrates a typically Victorian belief in art as the ultimate ci
 

 Great Fosters Hotel & Conference Centre - The History of the House
Virginia Water 29th June 2002

The earliest part of the house at Great Fosters dates from the late 16th century.
 

 A brief history of Wentworth Estate
Virginia Water 29th June 2002

In the earliest times the area, essentially the medieval township of Portnall and the manor of Trotsworth which we now call the Wentworth Estate was a wild barren land of poor soil with occasional pockets of peat where little grew except silver birch, bra
 

 Cabrera - the Boy
Virginia Water 29th June 2002

Ramon Cabrera was told he had no vocation for the Church, and told him he was more fitted to become a soldier
 

 A Great Ornament
Virginia Water 1st January 1746

William, Duke of Cumberland, took up residence at the Lodge as Ranger in the Great Park in October 1746.
 

 Before the Lake
Virginia Water 1st January 1748

Virginia Water was created in the eighteenth century, during the great age of landscape gardening. The forest streams that made its creation possible had of course been there for many years, probably many centuries.
 

 The Virginia Water Royal renewal 1788-1790
Virginia Water 1st January 1788

The creation of the extended and reconstructed Virignia Water lake in its framework of woodlands belongs, however, to this short period of 1788-90.
 

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