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Ange was born and bred in Slough and left there in 1971 when we got married and we moved up to Birmingham. Her family home was not far from here and was only about half a mile or so from ICI. The shops have changed and the flats above the shops on the right have been refurbished, recently by the look of it as they were all empty. 

 

We came to have a look to see if we could still recognise anywhere. It has changed a lot since 1971 

 

Slough

Ange was born and bred in Slough and left there in 1971 when we got married and we moved up to Birmingham. Her family home was not far from here and was only about half a mile or so from ICI. The shops have changed and the flats above the shops on the right have been refurbished, recently by the look of it as they were all empty. 

 

We came to have a look to see if we could still recognise anywhere. It has changed a lot since 1971 

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 6 Mar 2018, 00:43
Not a lot of tall buildings in Slough, Bill?
Bill Phillips: Now you come to mention it I don't think there are
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 6 Mar 2018, 02:00
a really nice panoramic view of her home place

change is healthy as it's a sign of life and looking to the future

i see more and more throw away buildings and houses here in the states. it's tragic.

that sky is fantastic
Bill Phillips: Sadly the sunshine didn't last! Change is not always healthy...I would not want to live in Slough now
As Larry says, the sky is nice. Dirty old town is about Salford...Different now.
Bill Phillips: Didn't know it was about Salford. I read somewhere that Ewan Mcoll did not approve of the Pogues version of this and was not happy about his daughter appearing with them
Well hello "Little Angela" land!
Bill Phillips: Lived in the same house for the first 21 years of her life then uprooted to Birmingham!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Mar 2018, 06:26
I don't know if I've ever been to Slough or not, it's that sort of place.
Bill Phillips: There are a lot of towns like that.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Mar 2018, 07:53
Slough will never live down that Benjamin jibe. I wonder if he ever regretted it. Dirty old town is a great classic, but not really suited to Slough.
Bill Phillips: I doubt it. The song suits only in the sense that the amount of litter we saw strewn about fits the title
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Mar 2018, 09:53
slough > ow

rough > uff

though > oh

cough > off

The phonics in the English language are a nightmare
Bill Phillips: and yet the world speaks English....
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2018, 13:28
I went there once, Bill, in 1976
Bill Phillips: Once is enough really Lisl
I have always like this song very much. I think Richard may have given me the answer to a question I was going to ask, the pronunciation. We would say slough as 'slew'.
Bill Phillips: Yes it is pronounced to rhyme with plough
Not a town I've ver been to, it seems strange going back to places a lot of years on and seeing how they have changed.
Bill Phillips: We went once some years back but Ange wanted to have a proper look. It has changed a lot. Sadly not really for the better
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Mar 2018, 15:39
Must be a lot of memories there. I think the town is very popular with immigrants now.
Bill Phillips: It had quite a large immigrant population even in the seventies
I too would have difficulty recognizing the place where I was born and I lived the first years of my life, first it was all green, now only cement and glass
Bill Phillips: Slough was never pretty but it is far from nice now
Slough always reminds me of Betjeman + "Come lovely bombs and fall on Sloug/ It isn't fit for humans now" - although I suppose hoe is always the best place ever
Bill Phillips: I have resisted posting the poem which is a bit unfair
Times always change...
Bill Phillips: But not always for the better

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