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... a unique local history archive including newspapers, articles, photographs, stories and memories.
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What was Slough like 100 years ago? Find out by searching for newspapers between 1883 and 1929.
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You can search for entries in the Births, marriages, deaths and memorials column from 1883 to 1929.
PLUS names and topics in the 1883 to 1900, Jan 1902 to June 1905 and 1906-14 newspapers. Just go to advanced search, put in a name and pick either births, marriages and deaths or newspapers. More years are being added regularly
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St Mary Parish church Slough

The Town of Slough

Slough originally developed as a stopping-off point for coaches travelling between London and Bath. It remained as a small village until the mid-1800s and the coming of the railway - Slough quickly became a thriving town and a popular place to live, within easy reach of London and Windsor. The growth of the Trading Estate in the 20th Century means that Slough continues to be a busy, successful town.

did you know?
Sir William Herschel

George III's personal astronomer Sir William Herschel who discovered the planet Uranus, came to live in Slough in 1786.
  latest news
Just published on Maxwell Fraser's definitive book on our town's past
The History of Slough

Picture Gallery Children on Empire Day
Themed galleries which highlight some of the photos held in the Images database.
Victorian Slough Mars employee cutting strips of caramel
Several new churches were built in Victorian Slough, including St Mary's in Church Street and St Ethelbert's Roman Catholic Chapel.
Living in Slough
Poets Ian McMillan and Attila the Stockbroker have both written poems in praise of Slough.

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