The Windsor and Eton Express.
31st December 1836
Agent for Macintosh's India Rubber Waterproof Articles.
Applications to be made to Mr. W. Goodchild, Sheriff's Officer, 9 York-place, Windsor, Berks.
Lectures on French HistoryMr Tarver , who recently gave a series of very interesting lectures on French History at Eton, has announced his intention of giving a similar course of three lectures at the Town-hall in this borough. The subject in the hands of a gentleman so well qualified as Mr. Tarver is to treat it must prove highly gratifying to all who choose to attend. The first lecture will be given on Thursday next.
The Snow StormThe snow storm in the early part of this week which occasioned so much inconvenience in many parts of the county, as related in another part of out paper, was also productive of a similar result in Windsor and the surrounding neighbourhood, although probably not to the same extent. Business, ever exceedingly dull at this time of year in this town, appeared to be almost wholly suspended during Monday and Tuesday, scarcely any persons, excepting from urgent necessity venturing out of doors. The various mails were delayed some hours beyond their usual time of arrival, owing to the extreme difficulty of travelling. The Brighton coach has not arrived in Windsor during the whole of the week, and the Reading sociable after going a part of the distance on Monday was compelled to return. But all the London coaches have managed to travel, however, with an additional pair of horses, and being only about an hour or little more after their customary time. Several accidents have occurred in Windsor and the neighbourhood, but we are happy to say that none are of a fatal character. Mr. Pond, the tailor, of Park-street, unfortunately slipped down and fractured his ribs, but he is now we understand , doing well. A young man named Plumridge, the son of a market gardener at Holyport, very narrowly escaped from death on Thursday afternoon. He was returning home from Windsor, where he had been on business, when just before Surley-hall he was seized with a sudden giddiness in the head, and fell in the snow, which is there very deep. He remained in a state of insensibility for a considerable time, when he was discovered by four soldiers belonging to the Life Guards, who dragged him from the snow and carried him to Surley-hall, where, by the great exertions of the landlord, Mr.Duckett, and others, he was, after a considerable time, during which their efforts, appeared almost hopeless, restored, and yesterday morning enabled to walk home.
Windsor Police - Thursday.On Monday Henry Cox alias Craper, and Benjamin Davis alias Freeman, were brought before the Mayor and R.Tebbott, Esq., charged with stealing two valuable dogs. The prisoners it appeared are well known in Oxford where they generally reside, and it was stated that they were in the habit of stealing valuable dogs in that town and coming to Windsor and other places to dispose of them; then stealing others to dispose of in Oxford. In the present instance they took a dog belonging to a person named James Turner who lives in St. Anne's parish, Oxford, and came to this town doubtless with the intention of selling it, and another one which was most probably stolen at the same time, and they were apprehended yesterday week in Wheeler's beer-shop by Mole, the policeman, with both the dogs in their possession. The owner of one of the dogs, Turner, wrote to the police in Windsor stating the robbery, and upon being informed of the apprehension of the prisoners, he, together with the person who had given him the dog and a constable of Oxford named Alden, came to Windsor and immediately identified both the prisoners and the dog. The magistrates ordered the prisoners to be taken to Oxford, in the custody of Mole, the constable, the owner of the dog paying the expenses. Mole and the Oxford constable proceeded with their prisoners to Oxford, which place they contrived to reach but with very great difficulty, the cart in which they were being, in several parts, stuck fast in the snow. On Wednesday the prisoners were taken before two Magistrates; Charles Sadier[?], Esq., and Lawrence Wyatt, Esq., and were convicted in the penalty of £20 each, in default of paying which they were sentenced to six months hard labour. It appears that the prisoners are well known in Oxford, from whence a vast number of valuable dogs had been stolen.
MaidenheadThe effects of the snow storm of Sunday and Monday have been very visible here as well as in other parts of the country. On Monday the following mails and stage coaches arrived here, and from the state of the roads were unable to get any farther, viz., the Stoud, the Bath and Bristol,and the Gloucester mails; the Alert (Oxford), the Berkeley Hunt and Magnet (Cheltenham), the Monarch, and Old Company's (Bath), the Tantivy (Birmingham), and the Faringdon coaches. From the information as to the dreadful state of the roads, especially about Hurley Bottom, those coaches found it impossible to proceed until Tuesday morning, at 11 or 12 o'clock , and they and their passengers &c, remained all that time at Mr. Lovegrove's the Bear Inn. On Monday morning the Marlow and Henley coaches, after going some distance, were obliged to return. Between Salthill and this town about 150 persons were on Tuesday employed in clearing the carriage road of the immense quantity of snow laid there.