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Re: Hello From Slough Uk

Postby Little Ed » Sat May 11, 2019 8:07 am

Hi nug,

Sloughs changed a lot since Sid Moran’s closed about 10 years ago. I’m not sure there are any bike shops in slough anymore :|
It’s all online now. Although we do have good internet. Probably due to all the data centres being built where the factories used to be!!

Progress eh?!
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Re: Hello From Slough Uk

Postby nug » Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm

Progress indeed. There was a George White branch some time ago which I remember looking in once when I was down there working on a Network rail job. Mill St I think? where the Ford main dealers used to be many years ago. I doubt i would recognise most of it now.
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Re: Hello From Slough Uk

Postby BigBob » Sun May 12, 2019 7:54 pm

John Betjeman summed up Slough best

Slough

Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!
Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
Tinned minds, tinned breath.

Mess up the mess they call a town-
A house for ninety-seven down
And once a week a half a crown
For twenty years.

And get that man with double chin
Who'll always cheat and always win,
Who washes his repulsive skin
In women's tears:

And smash his desk of polished oak
And smash his hands so used to stroke
And stop his boring dirty joke
And make him yell.

But spare the bald young clerks who add
The profits of the stinking cad;
It's not their fault that they are mad,
They've tasted Hell.

It's not their fault they do not know
The birdsong from the radio,
It's not their fault they often go
To Maidenhead

And talk of sport and makes of cars
In various bogus-Tudor bars
And daren't look up and see the stars
But belch instead.

In labour-saving homes, with care
Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
And dry it in synthetic air
And paint their nails.

Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
To get it ready for the plough.
The cabbages are coming now;
The earth exhales.

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Re: Hello From Slough Uk

Postby nug » Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 pm

I wondering when that would come out of the woodwork... :clap:

Its a wonderful town Bob :tup:
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Re: Hello From Slough Uk

Postby H_Lime » Mon May 13, 2019 11:39 pm

BigBob wrote:John Betjeman summed up Slough best

Slough

Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!
Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
Tinned minds, tinned breath.

Mess up the mess they call a town-
A house for ninety-seven down
And once a week a half a crown
For twenty years.

And get that man with double chin
Who'll always cheat and always win,
Who washes his repulsive skin
In women's tears:

And smash his desk of polished oak
And smash his hands so used to stroke
And stop his boring dirty joke
And make him yell.

But spare the bald young clerks who add
The profits of the stinking cad;
It's not their fault that they are mad,
They've tasted Hell.

It's not their fault they do not know
The birdsong from the radio,
It's not their fault they often go
To Maidenhead

And talk of sport and makes of cars
In various bogus-Tudor bars
And daren't look up and see the stars
But belch instead.

In labour-saving homes, with care
Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
And dry it in synthetic air
And paint their nails.

Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
To get it ready for the plough.
The cabbages are coming now;
The earth exhales.



Wonder what he really thinks of slough....?
Lol thats brill Bob!

Ps isint slough where Gervais set the office :o ? Seems fitting.
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