Wednesday, 22 April 2015


From the year 1990 I have lived in Slough, and know its roads, and shops very well....The High Street has been my special haunt, and on occasion I have whistled many a tune!!

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For other uses, see Slough (disambiguation).
Slough, England
Unitary authority area, Borough
Slough Trading Estate
Slough Trading Estate
Shown within Berkshire
Shown within Berkshire
Coordinates: 51°31′N 0°35′W / 51.51°N 0.59°W / 51.51; -0.59Coordinates: 51°31′N 0°35′W / 51.51°N 0.59°W / 51.51; -0.59
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Ceremonial countyBerkshire
Historic countyBuckinghamshire
(including town centre)
(part of east of town)
StatusUnitary authority
Incorporated1 April 1974
Admin HQBath Road, Slough
 • TypeUnitary authority
 • BodySlough Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Labour)
 • MPsFiona Mactaggart
 • Total12.56 sq mi (32.54 km2)
Area rank306th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total140,700
 • Rank137th (of 326)
 • Density11,000/sq mi (4,300/km2)
 • Ethnicity45.7% White
39.7% Asian or British Asian
8.6% Black or Black British
3.4% Mixed Race
2.6% Other[1]
Time zoneGMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST)BST (UTC+1)
ONS code00MD (ONS) E06000039 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU978797
Slough (Listeni/ˈsl/) is a town in Berkshire, England, about 20 miles (30 kilometres) west of central London. It is bisected by the A4 and the Great Western Main Line. In 2011, the population of Slough was 140,200 and the most ethnically diverse outside London in the United Kingdom[2] with the highest proportion of religious adherents in England.[3] Before 1974, Slough was in Buckinghamshire. Slough is home to the Slough Trading Estate, the largest industrial estate in single private ownership in Europe.[4]

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