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Windsor Castle dominates this film of a family excursion to the much visited royal town. We also see riverboats on the Thames as well as ocean-going liners on the Solent.

Amateur film 1960 18 mins Silent

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Day-trippers flock to Windsor in this film from the late 1950s. After watching Grenadiers on guard we move to various points in the town where historic buildings like the Guildhall and the Theatre Royal can be seen. Then it's down to the river to view a variety of boats and pleasure craft. Amongst these scenes are shots of shipping on the Solent, including ocean-going liners heading for or leaving Southampton. Finally, it's back to the river at Windsor and then on to Bray Lock.