The Swan

They come in all shapes and sizes. They offer time, materials, reductions, freebies, samples, equipment, knowledge, advice and help. They are a unique bunch who all have helped with the renovation of The Swan. Without them, the whole project would not be possible.


Our Benefactors

These people, companies and clubs have donated funds, materials or equipment to The Swan. Their help is gratefully received and really appreciated by all involved and also by the local community - a huge thanks!

  • Jayflex

    THE COACH HOUSE

    Brendan and his Jayflex team completely revamped The Coach House in three months during summer 2020 so that it is ready for the start of the school term in September. Through their generousity, The Coach House was not only made safe, but is now an IT Suite upstairs and a General Purpose area below.

    More information about Jayflex is available on their website.

    See the details in our Renovation Diary.

    THE COACH HOUSE

    Brendan O'Reilly and Jayflex

  • Plant sale by Richard and Pam Stockbridge

    PLANT SALE

    Bedding Plants - Basket Plants - Hanging Baskets - Hardy Perennials

    Richard and Pam Stockbridge had a sale for The Swan and raised over £516 which will be put towards the costs of the refurbishment.

    We cannot thank them enough for their time and efforts to help us.

    PLANT SALE

    Richard & Pam Stockbridge

  • LIONS DEN 2019

    LION'S DEN 2019

    Windsor Lions launched their community project and invited entries from those seeking funding for a new Community Project which benefits either the wider community. After presentations were completed, The Swan was awarded £1,000.

    More information about The Lions Club of Windsor is available on their website.

    LION'S DEN 2019

    The Lions Club of Windsor

  • Windsor Community Defibrillator Partnership

    WCDP

    The Windsor Community Defibrillator Partnership (WCDP) was established by a small group of representatives from local service organisations and the local authority seeking to purchase and maintain strategic lifesaving equipment for the town. They helped source, install and maintain the defibrillator mounted outside The Swan.

    More information about the WDCP is available on their Facebook page.

    DEFIBRILLATOR

    WCDP

  • The Shanly Foundation

    SHANLY FOUNDATION

    The Shanly Foundation primarily supports good causes predominantly in the surrounding area. These include scouting and guide groups, schools, community groups, sporting groups, social and community events as well as registered charities. And we are so pleased to announce that they funded our defibrillator too.

    More information about the Shanly Foundation is available on their website.

    DEFIBRILLATOR

    SHANLY


Our Business Supporters

We've had a huge response from local companies, suppliers and tradesmen. It has been absolutely fantastic and we thank each one for their help. We could not have progressed so far without you.

If you click on the company, you can get more information about them including their website. If you do contact them, please be sure to mention The Swan.

  • Lavender Green Flowers

    LAVENDER GREEN FLOWERS

    One of London's finest florists, who kindly donate plants and flowers to The Swan to make it look pretty and inviting.

    More Info.

    LAVENDER GREEN FLOWERS

    Flowers

  • McFarlane Telfer

    MCFARLANE TELFER

    MCFT have refurbished or replaced all the kitchen equipment PLUS providing a brand new pizza oven. All for no charge to support The Swan and The School.

    More Info.

    MCFARLANE TELFER

    Kitchen Equipment

  • Permagard

    PERMAGARD

    Steve and team gave a very generous price reduction for damp proof membrane kits for The Kitchen. Very supportive, also providing us with future advice.

    More Info.

    PERMAGARD

    Damp Proof Membranes

  • Windsor Joinery

    WINDSOR JOINERY

    Roy MacLean and the team at Windsor Joinery created the badly needed window frames for The Kitchen. Their craftmanship is something to behold!

    More Info.

    WINDSOR JOINERY

    Window Frames

  • Sanderson

    SANDERSON

    Provided a significant amount of paint for The Pub, The School House and The Coach House. Their luxury paints adorn walls in famous houses across the UK.

    More Info

    SANDERSON

    Paint Provider

  • Windsor Glass

    WINDSOR GLASS

    Are providing all The Swan's glass needs free of charge to help our local community. This is a fantastic gesture as we have quite a few broken panes.

    More Info

    WINDSOR GLASS

    Glass Provider

  • Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

    RBFRS

    Station 20 Red Watch of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service answered our emergency call and took down our old, inaccessible pub sign.

    More Info

    RBFRS

    Removed Old Pub Sign

  • The Crown Estate

    THE CROWN ESTATE

    The foresters of The Crown Estate have donated a huge piece of 300 year old cedar that is now our excellent looking bar top.

    More Info

    THE CROWN ESTATE

    Cedar for the Bar Top

  • St Josephs Furniture Market

    St JOSEPH'S FURNITURE MARKET

    Are a charity from Chalfont St Peters who have been really helping us with the seating for the bar area and also free of charge seating for the school.

    More Info

    St JOSEPH'S MARKET

    Bar Chairs

  • CTD

    CTD

    Sandra and the team at Ceramic Tile Distributors in Slough are helping us with our tile needs whilst giving us a good discount towards the renovations.

    More Info

    CTD

    Tiles for the Toilets

  • INDUSTVILLE

    INDUSTVILLE

    When the bar opens you'll be able to see the fabulous bar stools and lighting Industville have contributed at a very, very good price.

    More Info

    INDUSTVILLE

    Bar Stools

  • CROWN PAINTS

    CROWN PAINTS

    Are providing paint solutions at a fantastic price to help us get our pub and community hub up and running as soon as possible.

    More Info

    CROWN PAINTS

    Paint Solutions

  • ULTRA QUICK HIRE

    ULTRA QUICK HIRE

    Chris and Robin have done a cracking deal for us on the acrows (supports) and the mini lift forms that are essential for opening up the bar area.

    More Info

    ULTRA QUICK HIRE

    Equipment Hire

  • DEGREES OF COMFORT

    DEGREES OF COMFORT

    Provided and installed the cellar cooler - an essential piece of equipment - at cost price.

    More Info

    DEGREES OF COMFORT

    Cellar Cooler

  • NEW LEAF ELECTRICAL

    NEWLEAF ELECTRICAL

    The lads at New Leaf will be completely rewiring the building in stages, starting with the bar area.

    More Info

    NEWLEAF ELECTRICAL

    Electrics & Security

  • MAKER INDUSTRIAL

    MAKER INDUSTRIAL

    Supplier of the excellent paint stripper that cuts through centuries of paint.

    More Info

    MAKER INDUSTRIAL

    Paint Stripper

  • ITS A STEEL

    IT'S A STEEL

    Supplier of the excellent paint stripper that cuts through centuries of paint.

    More Info

    IT'S A STEEL

    Steelworks

  • SIMPSON SKIP HIRE

    SIMPSON SKIP HIRE

    Simpson gave us a reduction on the hire price and were very helpful with finding skips that would actually fit through the gates!

    More Info

    SIMPSON SKIP HIRE

    Waste Removal

  • FOAM4U

    FOAM 4 U

    A huge thanks to CY of FOAM 4 U who sorted us out with the foam for the seating in The Bar area.

    More Info

    FOAM 4 U

    Foam Specialists

  • LINO LENS

    LINO LEN'S

    Len is offering us an amazing deal on both the bar and specialist kitchen flooring.

    More Info

    LINO LEN'S

    Flooring

  • GPA MAINTENANCE

    GPA MAINTENANCE

    Carried out our "Refurbishment / Demolition" and "Asbestos" surveys as a donation.

    More Info

    GPA MAINTENANCE

    Technical Reports

  • TOILET HIRE LTD

    TOILET HIRE LTD

    Providing our portaloo at a knock down price and duration. And came to our rescue at very short notice.

    More Info

    TOILET HIRE LTD

    Toilet Hire

  • SOOTBUSTERS

    SOOTBUSTERS

    Paul Clarke has inspected and cleaned all the chimneys; including the ones that we didnt know about!

    More Info

    SOOTBUSTERS

    Chimney Cleaning

  • we are 3FOLD

    we are 3FOLD

    Matt Regale-Day has provided us with high quality floor plans and 3D drawings of the entire site.

    More Info

    we are 3FOLD

    Planning

  • PETER GAMBLE ESTATE AGENTS

    PETER GAMBLE ESTATE AGENTS

    Covered the cost of one full van load of waste removal on our site clearance day.

    More Info

    PETER GAMBLE

    Donation


Our Professionals

Meet Our Professionals

We have been fortunate to work alongside some brilliant people in bringing The Swan to life. These people have helped in many ways to get the building to the stage it is at today; some have been on board for a significant period of time and others as and when their skills are needed. We really are thankful for their massive contribution.

  • MARILYN MORRISON

    MARILYN MORRISON

    Marilyn is providing all project management for the renovation of The Swan. Also leading on the decorating and styling.

    MARILYN MORRISON

    Project Manager

  • PETER KEEN

    PETER KEEN

    Peter is our builder looking after all the works going on within The Swan. From flooring, to ceilings, to building the bar. He is the man!

    PETER KEEN

    Building

  • SCOTT KEENAN

    SCOTT KEENAN

    Scott is providing all our plumbing and heating solutions throughout the pub and at ecellent rates. His company is SKPH Ltd if you are looking for him to provide you with a solution

    SCOTT KEENAN

    Plumbing

  • ROB SHARP

    ROB SHARP

    Rob has teamed up with Scott to provide the plumbing and heating solution. His company is W.S. Plumbing and Heating if you need a solution.

    ROB SHARP

    Plumbing

  • LEN GILSON

    LEN GILSON

    Len from Lino Len' has given us a great discount o the flooring materials and free fitting too!

    LEN GILSON

    Flooring

  • IAN GRAY

    IAN GRAY

    Ian is a local lad who has his own plastering business. We are getting the toilets done at very good mate's rates.

    IAN GRAY

    Plastering

  • STUART MANDER

    STUART MANDER

    Provided plaster and beading free, and a team of plasters at a knock down price.

    STUART MANDER

    Plastering

  • KELVIN

    KELVIN OF THL

    Came to our rescue for the BBQ when we realised that we didn't have enough toilet facilities.

    KELVIN

    Sanitary Solutions

  • PAUL CLARKE

    PAUL CLARKE

    This is one of the two Victorian fireplaces that we discovered in the attic rooms that Paul has carefully cleaned for us.

    PAUL CLARKE

    Chimney Sweep

  • Sanderson

    SANDERSON

    Provided a significant amount of paint for The Pub, The School House and The Coach House. These are luxury paints that adorn walls in some very famous establishments across the UK. Huge thanks to Katie & Alison who supported us.

    More Info

    THE TEAM AT SANDERSON

    Paint Providers

  • MATT RAYBOULD

    MATT RAYBOULD

    From the supplier of the excellent paint stripper. Not only did he not charge us, he drove down from Manchester to deliver it too.

    MATT RAYBOULD

    Paint Stripping

  • THE TEAM AT SELCO

    THE TEAM AT SELCO

    This is the management at Selco Slough who will kindly give us 10% off all purchases.

    THE TEAM AT SELCO

    Building Materials

  • FRANK AND KARL OF NEW LEAF ELECTRICAL

    FRANK AND KARL

    Have completed all the electrical and security work at an excellent price.

    FRANK AND KARL

    Electrical & Security

  • DAVID HOWES

    DAVID HOWES

    Our structural engineering looked at removing the pillars in the bar area.

    DAVID HOWES

    Engineering

  • PAUL THE BRICKIE

    PAUL THE BRICKIE

    Helping us put The Swan back together.

    PAUL THE BRICKIE

    Brickwork

  • DOUG SEEBURG

    DOUG SEEBURG

    Freelance photographer who has done a lot of the photos on the website and social media.

    DOUG SEEBURG

    Photography

  • WARREN

    WARREN

    David helping his son Warren from Berkshire Scaffolding who provided the scaffolding at very preferential rates.

    WARREN

    Scaffolding


Our Current Weekday Warriors

The regular Weekday Warriors turn up every week no matter the weather to continue the ongoing building works – currently it is Phase 2 - The Kitchen! Their dedication to The Swan is admirable and we can't thank them enough for all the voluntary hours they put in.

  • IAN BIRCH

    IAN BIRCH

    Builder & Handyman

  • TONY CROSS

    TONY CROSS

    All rounder and BBQ chef too

  • JOHN SYMON

    JOHN SYMON

    Mr "School Room"

  • TREVOR HARVEY

    TREVOR HARVEY

    Mr "Give It Ago"

  • STEVE HODKIN

    STEVE HODKIN

    Kitchen Repair Specialist


Our Swan Saviours

This section is dedicated to all those who come and help us out as and when needed, be it for gentle DIY, running repairs, cleaning, planting up the courtyard. Also to the ex-Weekday Warriors who for whatever reason can't contribute regularly right now. Thank you a million times for getting stuck in and dirty with us!

  • ADRIAN CHOJNACKI

    ADRIAN CHOJNACKI

    Ceiling destruction specialist

  • JIM HOUSTON

    JIM HOUSTON

    Singer and Do-Anything Expert

  • BOSCO RIDGE

    BOSCO RIDGE

    Plasterboard Guru

  • KEN SUTHERLAND

    KEN SUTHERLAND

    All rounder

  • BAS and DIANA WILLIAMS

    BAS & DIANA WILLIAMS

    Finishing Specialists

  • DAWN CHOJNACKI

    DAWN CHOJNACKI

    Painter and ClearUpperer

  • MIRANDA and BEZ

    MIRANDA & BEZ

    Queens of the Strippers

  • LIZ SUTHERLAND

    LIZ SUTHERLAND

    Mrs "Does whatever is required"

  • LEXIE SYMON

    LEXIE SYMON

    Born organiser

  • ANNE TEBBATT

    ANNE TEBBATT

    All rounder

  • ALAN and GERRY WICKENS

    ALAN & GERRY WICKENS

    Pointing specialists

  • DUNCAN BELL

    DUNCAN BELL

    All rounder

  • TONY

    TONY BALDWIN

    Does Anything Required

  • RICHARD DOUGLAS

    RICHARD DOUGLAS

    Mr "Do Whatever Is Required"

  • DERMOT GOFF

    DERMOT GOFF

    Our recycling guru

  • JEFF SAUNDERS

    JEFF SAUNDERS

    Our plumbing expert

  • LAURA and JACK

    LAURA & JACK

    Our chair painting specialists

  • DANIEL JACOBS and MATTHEW ALLEN

    DANIEL & BAFFY

    School House Rockers

  • ASHLEY SHEEHAN and MARK DALY

    ASHLEY & MARK

    School House Rockers

  • ISMENE BROWN

    IZZY BROWN

    Get's Stuck In

  • AILISH CASTILLO

    AILISH & FAMILY

    Painters Extraordinaire

  • ANTHONY BIRCH

    ANTHONY BIRCH

    Mr "Destruction"

  • ALAN STEVENSON

    ALAN STEVENSON

    Mr "Powerhouse"

  • COLIN SHEARER

    COLIN SHEARER

    Painter & Decorator

  • IAN and ANTHONY BIRCH

    DANIEL ROBERTS-GREEN

    Power Tool Specialist


Our Event Volunteers

Without these folk we would not have been able to run the events that we have. The BBQs, the quizzes, the special evenings. They have all donated their time and effort to help generate funds for The Swan, record the events and to ensure the community have a good time.

  • SHERRIDAN and MARK DALY

    MARK & SHERRIDAN

    School House Rockers

  • IAN BIRCH and TONY CROSS

    IAN & TONY

    Masters of the BBQ

  • LOUISE BIRCH

    LOUISE BIRCH

    Mistress of the BBQ

  • ANNE and RACHEL

    ANNE and RACHEL

    BBQ Support Specialists

  • RICHARD ALLEN

    RICHARD ALLEN

    Mr Bingo Caller

  • THE BACKROOM BOYS

    THE BACKROOM BOYS

    Events Support

  • WILL CALVERT

    WILL CALVERT

    Online Beer Specialist

  • LOUISE WINCH

    LOUISE WINCH

    Set Decorator

  • THE CHEESEMUNGER - MIKE UNGER

    MIKE UNGER

    The Windsor CheeseMunger


Our Sewing Volunteers

Huge thanks to the Sewing Group who put together all the soft furnishings in the bar, including covering the chairs: Sasha, Marilyn, Miranda, Michelle, Liz, Bez, Dawn, Diana, Louise, Lexie and Jen. Thanks goues to Sarah Howard who made the gorgeous blinds adorning the windows.

  • SEWING BEE 1

    THE GIRLS 1

    The Swan Sewing Bee

  • SARAH HOWARD

    SARAH HOWARD

    Blind Specialist

  • SEWING BEE 2

    THE GIRLS 2

    The Swan Sewing Bee


Also huge thanks to our sanders and painters for the various chairs throughout the pub: Ailish & family, Laura & Jack, Miranda and Bas to name just a few.

The talent of our Swan family is just amazing!


Activity Leaders

Lots of people play lost of parts, it is difficult to record them all. Below are some people who have pushed back the boundaries of a normal pub to really make it a community hub.

  • RACHEL CROSS

    RACHEL CROSS

    Children's Activities

  • THOMAS WIGLEY

    THOMAS WIGLEY

    Genealogy

  • SIMON RUSSELL

    SIMON RUSSELL

    Board Games

  • THERESA ROONEY

    THERESA ROONEY

    Book Club



Missing?

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