Hilary Thompson

Hilary Thompson

Regional Qualification(s):

Southern England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01189-340461, 07711-051430, 01189-340461

Introduction:

Chairman of 'Windsor Welcome', the Windsor Blue Badge Guiding Association. Since 1984 I have enjoyed showing the Thames Valley to visitors. Guide Tutor for Windsor Castle/Berkshire Local Knowledge. Lecturer on Thames Valley

Personal Interests:

Literary and Artistic Thames
Henley Royal Regatta
Thames Valley Talks & Walks
Windsor Castle & St George's Chapel

Special Interests:

Antiques

Thames Valley antiques trail

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

The art of Stanley Spencer, the British painter from Cookham. Religious paintings with a local flavour.

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle expert tours by local guide

Countryside

Thames and Chilterns tours. Scenic drives through Chiltern hidden valleys to windswept Berkshire Downs. Deer parks, hanging woods, nature reserves, chalkland habitats

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Dark deeds in Berkshire. Murderers, hauntings, Holy wells and ghost stories

Lecture Subjects

Windsor and Thameside towns; Windsor Castle; The Royal Regatta at Henley on Thames

Literature

Thames Valley Literary Lions. Follow in the footsteps of William Morris, H G Wells, Jerome K Jerome, Kenneth Grahame and Oscar Wilde

Regional Tours

Horse racing in Berkshire. The history of Berkshire

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Thameside manors to mansions including Dorney Court, Mapledurham House and Stonor Park

Walking Tours

Royal Windsor and Eton; Henley-on-Thames and Royal Regatta; Reading University town with abbey ruins; Wallingford, King Alfred's Saxon burgh and medieval castle ruins

Driver Guide:

No