Winnie the Pooh sails the Thames The River Thames
From Source to Sea


Eton is a town in Berkshire, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. Until 1974 Eton was in Buckinghamshire.

Eton is home to the largest and most famous private school known as Eton College. The school was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Nearly 1300 boys attend the private school aged between the ages of 13-18 and all are boarders. The school uniform is a black tailcoat and waistcoat, stiff collars, white ties and pin-striped trousers.
(Photograph showing Prince Harry wearing the Eton school uniform.)

Entrance to Eton College
College Chapel

Many famous people went to school at Eton College including Prince William and Prince Harry, 19 prime ministers, authors such as George Orwell and numerous peers of the realm, including Earl Spencer.

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