I was kindly emailed a copy of this photograph by Marilyn & Dudley Mercer who live in Windsor and I couldn’t resist sharing with you.
So the legend goes…
The orange orchard that you see in the lower right hand corner sadly is no longer there. However in its place is a beautiful two storey home which is known as No. 23 George Street, Windsor (next door to Government Park).
The drive way leading from George St, at the side of the orchard, leads to No. 25 which was the site of the original milking shed. Closeby you can also see the big barn which was also part of Hannabus’ Dairy, as was the orchard together with house numbers 25, 27 and 29.
The dark brick home next to No. 25 was built by old Albert Hannabus for his son. This has a brick front fence in this picture which may help you navigate to the home more easily.
No. 27, the original dairy house, was built in 1865. The roof has been replaced since this photo was taken – it looks red or rusty in this photograph.
No. 29 was a drive way from the street to the barn when produce was sold and delivered. The house there now is more modern.
And finally, the last home you can see is owned by a very famous and talented local artist.
Thank you again Marilyn & Dudley for the photograph and your local knowledge, much appreciated. It is great to be able to share this information.
Here ends your local history lesson for today 🙂
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