someone get this museum an award

May 8, 2009 at 12:03 pm (Uncategorized)

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I went for a field trip with my workmates this week to the Slough Musuem which, despite the place looking like Fritzl’s favourite hiding spot, had been on my to do list since starting at Amazon. We went along at lunch to discover the delights of the museum, only to find it consisted of a very small corner selling Slough merchandise (including postcards created in the 1980s) and one room of very strange exhibits.

An alarmingly large part of the museum was dedicated to Slough’s history as the home to Horlick’s, a disgusting looking drink the Brits seem to love. Then there was a wooden model of a telescope celebrating William Herschel, who incidentally discovered Uranus. Our ages (all mid 20s-mid 30s) were thrown out the window as we giggled away at the idea of someone from Slough discovering Uranus. Too much.

Now I’m the proud owner of a colouring book celebrating Slough’s history and a few retro postcards. I’m going to be really sad to leave Slough and in the coming days I’m going to do a photo essay so I can always remember the good things – like the mothers smoking right into their babies’ prams and the endless sea of concrete and the jackhammers constantly drilling into the high street. Long live Slough.

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