I've lived in Slough pretty much all my life. It's my home town and I'd like to tell you just how proud of it I am.
I'd like to, but I can't. Slough is a dump. It really is an ugly, run down, drab, grey, tired looking, depressing sort of place full of deary looking slab sided buildings and dreary looking world-weary people.
For the life of me I can't think why.
I can't think of one building in Slough that I'd recommend as a symbol of great architecture - modern or classical. I can't think of a single cultural monument worthy of the name. I can't think of a single cultural event worth going to. The best I can come up with is that Slough has the biggest Tesco in the world. Not exactly a recommendation!
Slough has one of the biggest trading estates in Europe - it used to be THE biggest. How can a town with so much revenue from business, with so much wealth generated from it, with so much employment to offer look like it's in need of urgent regeneration assistance?
It really is a mystery to me. Anyone got any ideas?