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Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Windsor was 31,225.
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Putting the ‘Royal’ into Royal Berkshire, Windsor has been the home of our Royal Families since William the Conqueror first gave Harold one in the eye.
Originally the royal home had been in what is now Old Windsor, William built a new castle two miles down the road and even stole the name for his new palace. The first wooden construction was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. The mighty des-res is recognised as being the world’s largest and oldest inhabited castle. It has been besieged twice (1214 and 1216), caught fire once (1992) and was also used to imprison King Charles I at the end of the English Civil War (soon after poor Charles was sent to London where he literally lost his head!). A young Princess Elizabeth and the Royal Family lived in the castle during WWII and reputedly even slept in the former dungeons during air raids.
Windsor did briefly have a prison but after a number of inmates escaped in 1309 (they headed to a church, were caught and most executed) and in the resulting furor, King Edward decreed that the prison should be moved elsewhere. One of the most popular monarchs to live there was Queen Victoria, although not with everyone, while leaving the castle on one occasion, 29-year-old Roderick Maclean shot at the Queen’s carriage. At his trial he was found insane and sent to Broadmoor.
In 1909 Windsor became the site of the world’s first airmail service that took off from the Long Walk, carrying mail to and from Hendon in North London. The town having been reshaped by the Royal Family, in 1917 things were reversed when the then Saxe-Coburg-Gotha clan changed their distinctly German sounding name to Windsor, which was deemed more suitable considering the nation’s anti-German sentiment of WWI.
Rarely out of the spotlight, the town received yet more attention in 2012 when Eton Dorney Lake was the site of rowing and canoe events for the 2012 Olympics. A temporary bridge was even built to help get spectators across the Thames.
With royal neighbours, great shops, good restaurants, excellent transport links, Windsor has always been attractive for home buyers, has had a large number of celebrity residents and continues to be one of the UK’s most sought after locations.
Windsor Removals Company
Whether you are moving to or from Windsor, or beyond, we pride ourselves on making the experience as hassle-free and streamlined as possible. With over 160 years of experience as a leading UK removal company, our personable, expert removals team will take the stress out of moving home or office.
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Secure Household Storage in Windsor
Are you a homeowner requiring long or short term household storage for furniture and personal effects for which you no longer have room? Do you need secure flexible household storage at short notice, with the minimum of fuss?
With our multiple, large, secure purpose-built Hampshire storage facilities located in Aldershot, Farnborough and Petersfield, we can cater for all your storage needs. We can also arrange to collect and storage your belongings on your behalf. Please visit our Storage Service for further details.
Why use Over’s for your storage needs?
Of course, it’s not just the calibre of our personnel that matters. We are also proud of our modern fleet of specialised removal vehicles, lifting equipment, packaging and dedicated storage facilities to help us best cater to all your storage requirements.