On my way back this lunchtime from picking up Monkeychild from her second day at school, I noticed that a house a couple of doors up from ours is having its original sash windows replaced with Upvc windows *shudder*. Now, the replacement of original windows on period houses - be they sash, casement, even metal 'Crittal' ones, - with Upvc monstrosities is a personal bête noire. One of the reasons why we brought our house was for its period features, including all the original sashes. I have a lot of fun with cold callers who try to persuade me to replace them, so much so, that Husband tells me off for winding them up!
Anyway, on the pathway outside the house was a complete sash window, so I asked the glaziers if I could have it if the householders didn't mind. They said yes and that it wasn't in particularly good condition (ha, I thought, you haven't seen ours!), so I picked up the panes and carried them back, whilst attracting curious looks from the parents of Monkeychild's new classmates!
So here they are and we'll use them to replace our kitchen window, the frame of which contains more filler than wood!
P.S. I'm going to have another wander past this afternoon and see if I can nab any more!