A bit about me......

I'm Alan Cross. I first moved to Old Windsor with Margaret in 1968, a year after we married. We had many happy years living in Ashbrook Road, raising our children Rachel and Jonathan. In 1979 we moved to Malt House Close, and added a cat and an untrainable dog to our family - some of you may remember the unruly 'Jamie' who treated the Village as his own!

Many of you who did not know me or my family before 1987 may have got to hear of us when we were involved in the Zeebrugge ferry disaster of that year. My wife Margaret was lost in the disaster, as were our very dear neighbours Alan and Molly Waters. Through our loss my children and I were sustained by the support of many of our dear Village friends.

In the spirit of 'moving on', I left Old Windsor in 1995, and moved to a beautifully secluded house in 'Wokingham Without'.

In 2002 I met a wonderful lady, Eileen. We married in 2006, and lived together in Wokingham until 2014. We then moved to a thatched cottage in Shoreham-by-Sea, to be much closer to our children and grandchildren.

During much of my time in Old Windsor, I was an active member of Windsor Photographic Society, serving in several posts on committee. For this, I was granted Honorary Life Membership, and am pleased to be still a participating member, even from Shoreham, thanks to Zoom!

This website is perhaps my way of saying that I haven't forgotten the part that Old Windsor, and my friends and acquaintances there, have played in the life of my family. I hope this web site give you some nostalgic pleasure, and perhaps raises a smile or two.

If you wish to contact me, my email address is alan@alancrossphotography.com