Founded sometime before 1196, it's name was originally spelled "Slo."
Today, it is known for its railways, crime rate, shopping mall, and generally negative atmosphere, based on various studies and surveys about how "happy" its residents are (or aren't).
People Born in Slough
Slough in People's Lives
Paula Hamilton: I moved here in 1969, when I was eleven years old. In that year, I learned that my mother's deceased husband that I had always believed was my father, was in actuality not even related to me. My true father was a family friend. Also in this year, I learned how to read - a real achievement for me, since I was dyslexic and struggled with written words. As a teenager, I attended high school in the nearby town of Ascot, and dated classmate Simon Cowell in 1976, when I was 16 years old. He was my first love, and I lost my virginity to him. At 17, in 1978, I decided to try modeling. I posed nude in some racy publications, but all of the more serious fashion agencies I went into rejected me. Unwilling to give up, I decided to move to Tokyo later in the year, to pursue a modeling career.
Ruth Wilson: I filmed scenes of the movie Capturing Mary here in 2006.