Postcards from Slough
Postcards from Slough
Postcards from Slough
Postcards from Slough

Welcome to this independent website about Slough

It’s a little-known fact that outside of London, Slough is consistently the most successful town in the country.


It’s true. Slough is successful in terms of business, employment and education and is becoming one of the most attractive places in the UK to live and work.


Slough is where the Hawker Hurricane was built along with other major World War Two Hawker aircraft. The Ford GT40 four times Le Mans winner was built here, one of five major motor racing teams producing world championship cars such as the Porsche 917K and the McLaren M23. Mars confectionery originated in Slough as did the Horlicks malt drink, and the original TV series Thunderbirds was produced on the Trading Estate.


Those achievements may be in the past, but Slough is continually developing and major international companies have headquarters in Slough. The trading estate’s owners SEGRO, an acronym of Slough Estates Group, has itself become a major international company owning commercial property across the world.


Slough is also successful in other ways and this website contains over 85,000 words supported by over 300 postcard photos and over 200 other images intended to promote the positive aspects of the town of Slough.

Tabs along the top

The tabs contain different aspects of the site as follows:


  • Home – Contains pages on different aspects of Slough
  • Away – Activities that I am or have been involved in outside of Slough
  • Museum of Berkshire Aviation - I volunteer at this museum
  • The Site – Contains some details of how the site was constructed along with credits to some of the sites contributors
  • Contact – Provides a link to send E-mails to me at Postcards from Slough
  • Comments – E-mails may be displayed here in full or in part after gaining consent of the sender

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Chalvey Community Forum

Postcards from Slough has links with a local action group called the Chalvey Community Forum. The group liaises with the local councillor, street wardens and the beat policeman in order to improve the quality of life for residents in the ward of Chalvey and Salt Hill. To learn more click on the button below:

Graces Guide

Postcards from Slough uses some images from Grace's Guide. Click on the button below:

British Listed Buildings

Postcards from Slough contributes material to British Listed Buildings and uses the site for cross referencing purposes. Click on the button below:

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