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October 24, 2006

Stand Up For Slough!

Greg Hurst insists that we should stand up for Slough!

Yes, Slough is a tough, industrial town with its share of social problems. But a woman with a pushchair is more likely to be helped down steps by a working man in Slough than a besuited office worker in neighbouring towns.

As a young journalist on the Slough, Windsor & Eton Express, I heard the tales of destitute Welsh miners who walked to Slough to start a new life working on its industrial estate; of families who sailed from impoverished Anguilla with only the clothes on their backs, of Pakistanis, Indians, Poles and many more, who did the same. You snobs laugh at what they achieved.

When I think of Slough it is of the midwives who delivered our children in the middle of the night; the delightful pupils at the school where I was a governor; the generous congregation at the church where we married and my father was vicar for 20 years.

Beneath its veneer, a warm heart beats in Slough. Can you snobs say the same?

It is indeed true that beneath that tough veneer, Slough does have a very good comprehensive school.

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*cough* Slough Grammar *cough*


Posted by: Devil's Kitchen | Oct 24, 2006 12:28:14 PM

Is it worth pointing out that Eton is practically in Greater Slough?...

Posted by: Mr Angry | Oct 24, 2006 2:37:31 PM