Official website of The Windsor and Eton Society
We are sad to confirm that John Handcock died peacefully on 11th January after a week in hospital.
As many will know, John had been unwell following a serious stroke some time back, but had tackled this with his usual positivity. John had turned 90 in October last year.an event which in normal circumstances would have been much celebrated.
John’s association with The Windsor and Eton Society was over many years and he was a Trustee and member of our Executive Committee for many years bringing his wisdom , experience and vast local knowledge to The Society.
Of course John’s involvement went much further than that, and there were very few positive aspects of life in Windsor to which he did not contribute – as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Captain of Lay Stewards at St George’s Chapel, with the Rotary Club, the Prince Philip Trust Fund for RBWM , the Royal Albert Institute Trust , the Windsor Festival, and a host of other things.
He brightened so many lives with his smile, his good counsel and his love of life and will be sadly missed.
We pass our love and condolences to Peggy and John’s family .
Welcome to The Windsor and Eton Society website.
We regard this as an important ‘front window’ showcasing our activities for members and potential new members.
The Society aims to promote and protect the heritage of Windsor and Eton. We do this by:
- Holding monthly talks on a variety of subjects. Please look at what is on offer and about how to access or attend.
- Monthly meetings are held monthly of our Heritage Committee which considers Planning Applications and issues such as the state of our historic Guildhall, the Cockpit in Eton and the future of the Museum. A great achievement has been the compiling of a list of Community Assets in Windsor and Eton, which is being added to. This list with photographs is available on our website.
- Amongst our activities we hold an annual dinner, a music evening and outings in the Summer.
- We intend to hold an annual lecture given by significant figure.
Please look at this website and, if you are someone who is interested and concerned about the heritage and future of Windsor and Eton, please consider joining. Again, further details and an application form appear on this website.
(Chairman of The Windsor and Eton Society)
Our Society was founded in 1946 and aims to stimulate public interest in the area.
It is dedicated to promoting high standards of planning and architecture in Windsor and Eton and to protecting and improving features of historic and public interest.
We also have a programme of talks and outings.