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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:17 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:According to dictionary.com :

Slough (slou) A municipal borough of southeast England, a residential and industrial suburb of London. Population: 103,454.

umm, not that it is much help with the subtle humor at play. . .

I guess John Bunyan was 300 years ahead of his time, then :?
Definition of SLOUGH OF DESPOND (Meaning of SLOUGH OF DESPOND) in the Online Dictionary  

@Killjoy: Hey, I worked in Crewe for eight years and was quite happy when the train didn't stop on its way North.
Even Wigan had it's landmark (singular) by comparison; namely Uncle Joe's factory. (Always wondered how many ppl his balls kept aglow...).

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:35 pm 
 

hey mate, crewe isn't that far from me...bout maybe 25-30 miles away - always found it a pretty dead place myself the few times i was there..... so maybe youre better off where you are then :D



  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:43 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:hey mate, crewe isn't that far from me...bout maybe 25-30 miles away - always found it a pretty dead place myself the few times i was there..... so maybe youre better off where you are then :D

You actually, deliberately visited there from Warrington...? 'nuff said! ;)

Having six major train lines out of town and free travel was always a plus, IMHO.

There were a few decent pubs on the Nantwich Road, decent football to watch (free of charge, if the weather was bad) with half-decent countyside (and more good pubs) an easy journey, South-side. Plus, low house prices... once upon a time.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:03 pm 
 

well the last time i was there was when i was 16 :D (like 20 yrs ago) - the football team i was playing for, played against Crewe Alex's reserve side - they were VERY good (to us anyway) and beat us 4-1 - but it was a nice experience :)

also...the park was nice too for a good stroll round....

and of course...the rolls royce factory too



  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:51 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well the last time i was there was when i was 16 :D (like 20 yrs ago) - the football team i was playing for, played against Crewe Alex's reserve side - they were VERY good (to us anyway) and beat us 4-1 - but it was a nice experience :)

also...the park was nice too for a good stroll round....

and of course...the rolls royce factory too


Well this thread is certainly taken a turn for the better  :D.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:35 pm 
 

FYI - Slough is an industrial town in the South of England - Home of the Mars Bar among other things - The town centre is 2 1/2 miles from Windsor castle (even the Americans have heard of that!). Now consider how lovely our Queens residence is - once you have got that picture in your minds eye you have to try to imagine a place as far removed from such splendour as is possible. And there you have it Slough,the arsehole of the universe. :D
David Brent was mentioned - As a local resident I would have to say that 'The Office' made Slough look good.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:30 am 
 

I think this might be the perfect collectible we are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:15 am 
 

red_bus wrote:I think this might be the perfect collectible we are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

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tell you what....they must have had a tough time of it, as the list is prb 200+ wouldn't you say :D



  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:26 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
red_bus wrote:I think this might be the perfect collectible we are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

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tell you what....they must have had a tough time of it, as the list is prb 200+ wouldn't you say :D


Oh yes indeedy - I have visited many a sh**hole town with inbred locals drinking their lives away in plastic bars.  However, everywhere (most...) has its good points, I was brought up in Belfast (and suburbs) until 18, and even then I had a great time when I was growing up.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:12 pm 
 

Just so you know - Slough is in the book (At #21 as memory serves but don't quote me)! :D
(Did I mention that the bit where I live is okay really!)

  
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