Nostalgic memories of Slough's local history

Share your own memories of Slough and read what others have said

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs.

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I moved to Britwell Estate with my parents from Battersea in about 1958. I attended Lynch Hill Primary School from 1959 to 1965 (approx). Our teachers were Mrs May, Mrs Peirce, Mr Cutler, Mr Rolfe, Mr Treglowan. The Head was Mr Edmunds. He led assemblies in the Hall, which had curtains at the back and led to the Dining Room. This was split into Infants and Juniors. When in the Infant School, I was once asked ...see more
Monday 7th July 1958, aged 8, moved to Britwell, Slough from Merstham in surrey with my brother Martin, Mum & Dad (Joan & Ron). Transport was a problem - we didn’t have any. There was only room for three of us in the removal lorry. Dad drew the short straw, so had to make his own way on public transport. Luckily, working for London Transport, he had a bus pass. It was a hot and sunny day, and on arrival we ...see more
I was born in Taplow in 1957, my parents shared a house (a semi) with my grandparents. They lived downstairs and us obviously upstairs. I attended St Anthony’s Catholic School on the Farnham Rd and at that time they had only started building the church next to the school. While I was there I became a member of the 9th Slough Cub’s. I also went on to play for the cub's football team - but we never won ...see more
I was at Willian Penn until 1966. I lived on Northern Road so not far to walk to school, and at that time walking to junior school alone was considered perfectly safe - Mum saw me across the road and off I went. I remember Mr Brookes and am still friends with his daughter. Mrs Morrison was only there in my last year I think - although it was a long time ago! After William Penn I went to Slough High School. A huge ...see more
I lived in the house at the back of the picture in the 1950s. The small upstairs window at the front was my bedroom. In the winter my mum sent me across to Mr. Davey the greengrocer (next to the post office) for wooden orange boxes I chopped up for firewood. The old allotments next door is where my mates and I had our camp. On Saturdays we would cycle into Slough and had been known to let off stink bombs in Woolworths. It was all good clean, harmless fun.
I used the post office many times as a child and teenager. I started my first savings account in 1963 at Upton Lea post office and still have the original book with about 3 pounds 15 shillings on it. I recall it was quite a useful shop as well as a post office and I brought a number of Xmas presents for my family from there, being too young to go into Slough high street on my own. ...see more
I was born in Slough in 1961, living there until 1972, after my father, Jim Butler, died in 1970. We then moved to Scarborough in North Yorkshire. My memories of Slough are of living on Norway Drive, Wexham Court estate. We used to apple scrump on Church Lane! We used to go to Langley Park, Black Park and Windsor regularly. One memory my older sister has ( her and my other sister went to Woodside school as it was ...see more
Bought this image by Slough Library apparently its a Frith but why is the building next to Palmers printers got blank windows, there's no scaffolding so its not being built nor are there signs of a fire?
My Mum met my Dad in Slough Trading Estate! He was a German prisoner of war and she befriended him! He went back to East Germany just before I was born in 1948. She didn't want to go with him. I met him once in East Berlin when I was 30!
Great picture, however it's of Lascelles Park not Upton Park. Many thanks for the information - our Archivist has now updated our database, Ed.