Firework Ait

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Firework Ait is located in Berkshire
Firework Ait
Map showing the location of Firework Ait within Berkshire.

Firework Ait is an island in the River Thames in England on the reach above Romney Lock, near Windsor, Berkshire.

The island is small and tree-covered and is closer to the Windsor bank, just above Windsor Bridge.

An account from the 1840s of life at Eton hypothesises that Percy Bysshe Shelley when at Eton in 1805 would have taken his skiff across to the "eyot which then served for fireworks".[1]

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  1. ^ Coleridge, Arthur Duke (1896). Eton in the Forties by An Old Colleger. London: Richard Bentley. p. 107. 
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Coordinates: 51°29′07″N 0°36′37″W / 51.4852°N 0.6104°W / 51.4852; -0.6104