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Cmglee Windsor aerial view

Aerial view of the castle from the south in 2011: from left to right, the Lower Ward, the Middle Ward and Round Tower, the Upper Ward, with the Long Walk in the lower right hand corner. The River Thames can be seen in the upper left of the picture.

Windsor - panoramio

A local Windsor street seance by a church and some cafes.


Windsor is a historic market town and center of New London. It untied wit Eaton across the river from it formed in the chaos of 1984. It's main bastion is Windsor Castle, which is also the seat of government.


Between 1:52 AM and 1:58 AM two one-megaton detonations over the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the City of London. It is assumed that they were located over Whitehall and the City of London.

Between 2:02 AM and 2:11 AM seven more nuclear explosions occur, two 10 kt blasts occur on both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, a 10kt weapon hit High Wycombe, a 200kt device explodes near the port of London over the river south of Dagenham, two 100kt devices also explode one over Shoreditch and one over Kensington.

Between 2:22 AM and 2:36 AM three more blasts occur in central London, experts estimate that they were three 100 kt blasts, one near Southwark Park, one near Regents Park and one over Kentish Town. A 100kt device also hit Slough and Reading.

In the immediate aftermath of the blast a massive firestorm swept the remains of the center of London, this "Greater fire of London" led to nearly 70% of the land within the M25 motorway to burn.

Survivors of the blasts headed away from the city in all directions, those who headed north and east died due to massive radioactive fall out blowing from the burning, ruined city.

Many headed south for the coast. However, the Brighton road had been contaminated by fall out from the Gatwick Airport blasts leading to many deaths, and once they reached the Brighton area survivors discovered that Brighton itself had been badly nuked.

To the west, Heathrow was similarly hit by small yield nukes, however many people made there way to blast battered Windsor Castle, assuming the Queen would still be at her favorite and most secure palace and with the government assumed correctly to be in the majority dead, the Queen became a figurehead and symbolic head of the remains of the country.

However, the Queen (along with the Duke of Edinburgh) had been evacuated from Windsor Castle to the Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight shortly before the blasts occurred.

Leadership of Sir John Grandy

Remaining at the castle were the members of the Household Cavalry and the Queens Life Guards, after the departure of the Queen and under her direct orders the Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle Sir John Grandy took command, his remit was to defend the castle and surrounding town from any foreign attack, render assistance to any British citizen.

He immediately set up a governing council consisting of Himself, the Commanding Officers of the Household Cavalry and the Queens Life Guards, as well as 22 resident members of the Military Knights of Windsor.

  • His first act was to secure the town of Windsor setting up a voluntary defense force using the citizens of the town.
  • His second act was to order any civilian weaponry to be brought to the Castle, this included any stores of black power kept in the two gun stores in Windsor town.
  • His third act was to order all stored and display weaponry to be brought back into a usable state, including all the cannons around the castle.
  • His fourth act was to order the evacuation of boarding children of Eton College as well as the teachers to the Castle with them taking residence in the Royal Apartments. In total 157 children, aged 13 to 18 years of age, and 21 teachers are successfully evacuated.

Refugees from London had started arriving in Windsor early on the 30th September, many had severe radiation sickness and burns, most died within two weeks of arriving a large tent city for the refugees were set up in Windsor Great Park. This is also where mass graves began to be dug on the 2nd October 1983.

October 1983

Windsor Refugees

The massive refugee camp near Windsor Castle in early October.

In mid October the first snow fell across the area, refugees were relocated into any buildings within Windsor town that could hold them, but several hundred die due to the cold.

With the population of Windsor town increasing daily the food situation quickly grew dire, Sir John ordered food rationing, with every person getting the equivalent of 1,900 calories per day, just enough to keep people healthy.


As the year turned the celebrations were muted, if none existent. In early January food began to run out, the voluntary defense force begins extended journeys into the surrounding countryside searching for other sources of food, starting some agriculture in Windsor Great Park and Dorney Common.

The quickly create links with Henley-on-Thames upstream of Windsor in early February 1984, as well as the ailing towns of Ascot, Bagshot and Beaconsfield by the summer of 1984.

During the September of 1984 they discovered the ruins of Reading (hit with a 100kt device), five members of the team suffers severe radiation poisoning with two dying within a month. For this reason plans to explore Slough's ruins were put on hold for at least 10 years.


News reached Windsor of the Evacuation order from the Isle of Wight to what will become New Britain, nearly 2,000 people decide to leave, they leave in the summer of 1987 for the south coast, it is unknown how many actually reached the Isle of Wight.

With the population reduced to under 27,000, food was more abundant and the overall health of the population increases.

On the 22nd November 1987 the leadership of Windsor believing that the area of influence was greater than expected and that the name Windsor was no longer appropriate, after a vote within the citizens of Windsor town they decide that the best name for the area should be New London.


New London's influence extended as far as the recovering communities in Guilford, Basingstoke and Newbury.


Reports start emerging from the south of New London's territory of a large organised nation to the west. Friendly contact was made in late 1999 with the Celtic Alliance.

1999 and democratic elections 

With the assistance of Celtic Alliance observers, the first election of a mayor of New London, with Sir John Grandy remaining as a figurehead.

The election takes place on the 12th November 1999 with the elected mayor Diane Abbott taking an interim role until the change over to the new democratic system is fully up and running.


On the 23rd October 2000 the interim mayor, Diane Abbott, took up her office.


New London joined the Celtic Alliance.


Sir John Grandy died in his sleep in Windsor Castle at the age of 90 years.


Nicholas Winton, who lead the initial the humanitarian work, died in his sleep on the morning of 1 July, 2007, at the age of 98 years old.


Slough and Reading were scouted out in 2010.


Polis'ke 01

Abandoned Uxbridge buildings.

Polis'ke 02

Abandoned Uxbridge buildings.

Yiewsley, West Drayton, Cowley, and Uxbridge were scouted out in 2011. They had a few desperate, but friendly minor clans (total population 125), with Yiewsley having the most. New London informally laded claim to Uxbridge, Yiewsley, West Drayton, and Cowley.


New Map of Essex

A tentative map for Essex

New London and Essex make friendly contact. There was a brief despite over the border with Essex, but it was soon resolved peacefully. This was due to Essex realising that because most of London being a desolate wasteland with only a few tribes folk in it, New London having already got good relations with Beacnosfield, New London's activity in and around Uxbridge, fear of the TBA and the fact that New London was on the opposite side of the ruined city. Essex thus agreed to let them have control of the areas equivalent to the former South Bucks district, Slough district, London bough of Hillingdon and the Colnbrook-Poyle-Hornton-Wrasbury area as there own; but the rest of London was at least in law to become part of Essex when they got round to it, but that would take a while to facilitate due to the radiation issue.


Yiewsley, West Drayton, Cowley, and Uxbridge were scouted out and formally lied claim to in 2017.

National Territory

Home territory

These places joined New London over the Years: Windsor, Old Windsor, Eton, Eton Wick, Bovey, Dorney, Datchet, Taplow, Henley-upon-Thames, Runnymede water-meadow, Ascot, Bagshot and Beaconsfield.

Sphere of influence

It's spear of influence now covers: Virginia Water, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Twyford, Easthampstead, Uxbridge, Yiewsley, West Drayton (in ruins), Cowley, Reading (in ruins), Wokeing and Guilford. Camberley, Sandhurst, Slough (in ruins), Marlow, Iver, Iver Heath, Richings Park, Gerard's Cross, Godalming, Basingstoke and Newbury.

Exploration zones

Slough (2010), Reading (1984 and 2010), Yiewsley (2011 and 2017), West Drayton (2011 and 2017), Cowley (2011 and 2017), and Uxbridge (2011 and 2017) were scouted out and fell under various levels of control over the years.

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