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EPW051479 ENGLAND (1936). Slough Trading Estate and environs, Slough, 1936

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Delweddau cyfagos (11)

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EPW051487
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EPW000023
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EPW025669
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Manylion

Pennawd [EPW051479] Slough Trading Estate and environs, Slough, 1936
Cyfeirnod EPW051479
Dyddiad August-1936
Dolen
Enw lle SLOUGH
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 495542, 181016
Hydred / Lledred -0.62281733724226, 51.519491621449
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SU955810

Pinnau

My memory is fading but is this Bells Asbestos? We visited the factory on a school visit from Slough Grammar School in circa 1957/8. I remember the asbestos dust covering most surfaces. The girls/young ladies were making gloves/blankets etc.

Mike Holder
Saturday 18th of May 2013 12:44:23 PM
No, Bells were a bit further north along the Farnham Road, with the "Bestobell Man" ( a statue showing their fireproof suit) outside

dave43
Saturday 25th of May 2013 09:34:13 PM
This was the site of the Community Centre(?) where I was sent on Saturdays - 1955 ish - to learn ballroom dancing at the age of 10. I preferred to be on a football or cricket pitch but that's parents for you.

Mike Holder
Saturday 18th of May 2013 12:41:07 PM
But a great way to meet girls later! The centre had everything, beer, darts, dancing, swimming, rollerskating.

I never went to no posh grammer school, we had to walk a mile and a half each way along the "cinder track" to go swimming, we caught pneumonia walking back afterwards!

dave43
Saturday 25th of May 2013 09:38:46 PM
this is a fault on the neg I think, thought at first it might be mineral line but that disappeared years before

dave43
Monday 13th of May 2013 09:37:35 PM
Ivy Cres building

dave43
Monday 13th of May 2013 09:35:33 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Come,friendly bombs, and fall on Slough.....easy to understand John Betjemans anger in his poem. A pleasant little market town turned into the prototype industrial estate.

clippedwings
Monday 13th of May 2013 09:46:09 PM
mixed feelings, my dad hated Betjeman, yet dad was born in Cippenham village, off pic to left, just a cluster of houses at this time he bought new house in Ivy Cres (he had hated granny Goddings 16th century cottage where he has bought up, loved modern conveniences) the trading estate provided him with work for 50 years despite being made redundant. Betjeman apologised for this poem. I like him and now live in W Cornwall Of course this is very early in Development of Slough/Cippenham, you should see it now!

dave43
Monday 13th of May 2013 09:46:09 PM