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Stairlifts Slough – Stairlifts Berkshire
Slough In Berkshire is well and truly back on the map thanks to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s sitcom mockumentary The Office, which first aired in 2001. The series followed the mundane day-to-day workings of a typical office and its employees based in Slough. Gervais played the central character - self-important Manager David Brent – who was forever committing social faux pas. Gervais and Merchant have successfully sold the series to over 80 countries including America. Gervais was born in another Berkshire town, Reading.
If you’re struggling to do the ‘David Brent dance’ or get up the stairs, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are here to help. We are the national agents for all stairlift manufacturers and can advise you on the best lift at the best stairlifts prices for you. We have a range of straight, curved and perch stairlifts and also reconditioned ones. Why not give us a call on 01865 477 004 for more information.
Now and then
Slough is currently a borough of Royal Berkshire but at one time was part of Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.
Slough is first seen in old documents referred to as Slo in 1196, then Sloo in 1336 and Le Slowe, Slowe or Slow in 1437. The name Slough may have been derived from the Old English word Sloh meaning marshes which were prominent in the area at the time.
By the 15th century Slough was already well known for brick making and Henry VI ordered bricks here to build Eton College near Windsor. It is one of the original 9 public schools in the UK.
As well as bricks agriculture was the other big employer in the area. The Co’s Orange Pippin apple was first grown in a nursery nearby and ‘Mrs Sinkins Pink’, a variety of Dianthus (carnation) was cultivated here in the 18th century.
By the middle of the 18th century James Elliman who had draper’s shops in Slough, developed and manufactured his Elliman’s Embrocation to treat stiffness of the joints, aches, sprains and bruises alongside his Royal Embrocation horse liniment!
Nowadays Slough still attracts some big business with companies like Centrica plc, GlaxoSmithKline, Yell, ICL, Electrolux, ICI Paints, Masterfoods (Mars), Citroen, Sara Lee, Yellow Pages and Amazon.com (UK) based there.
Slough’s proximity to the Old London Road – now the A4 – which connected Bath to London helped it develop from a humble village into the town it is today with a population of 119,070. Of this number 23,099 are retired and as many as 600 either have or need stairlifts.
If you’re one of the 600 and you need more than Elliman’s Embrocation, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can help you solve one problem, how to get up and down stairs. Take a look at our founder Keith’s video to learn more about us and about stairlifts generally and check out our online comparisons so that you can get a feel for the one you would like.
After that it’s a simple call to our regional office for advice. Once you have made your decision and it’s all done and dusted, we can install a stairlift in your home in as little as one hour and at most half a day. Give us a call on 01865 477 004 now!
Other cultural references
As well as being ridiculed in The Office, Slough has also received bad press through a poem entitled Slough written by the poet John Betjeman in 1937. The poem was a protest to the industrialisation of the formerly rural area. However on the centenary of his death his daughter gave the Mayor of Slough David MacIsaac a book of her father’s poems by way of apology. Written inside were the words ‘We love Slough’ and she said her father had regretted writing the poem.
The novelist John King’s fourth novel called Human Punk is said to be his most autobiographical and is set in Slough. It is part of a trilogy called the Satellite Cycle which includes his other novels White Trash and Skinheads. His first novel The Football Factory has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK and went on to become a film starring Danny Dyer in 2004.
Cultural references to Slough seem to go on and on and many of the references not so complimentary. Slough has had its share of connections with the rich and famous like:
· Gerry Anderson the creator of the animation series Thunderbirds which had cult status; last year Royal Mail produced a set of stamps issued called the Genius of Gerry Anderson
· Political cartoonist Steve Bell was brought up in Slough; his cartoons appear in The Guardian and other publications
· Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls lived in the area for a time; she was known as Ginger Spice
· Stanley Baldwin comes from Slough; he was Prime Minister 3 times between the World Wars under different sovereigns: George V, Edward VIII and George VI
· Comedian Iain Lee probably best known for hosting the satirical news show The 11 O’Clock Show was born here
· As was crime writer Simon Kernick
· Tracey Ullman too was born in Slough; she was the third girl alongside Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in Girls on Top; she had a succesful career as a singer and then moved to the States where she’s a presenter
· Pop singer Gary Numan went to school in Slough
· Comedian Jimmy Carr was brought up in Slough
· Sir William Herschel lived in Observatory House in Slough; he discovered the planet Uranus with his self-built telescope in 1781
· W G Nixey lived in the area; he invented ‘blacklead’ which was used to clean kitchenware. He built Springfield House which came to be known as Blacklead Castle. It was renamed twice and is now known as Elvian House
· Publisher Richard Bentley lived at The Mere in Upton Park; he published some of Charles Dickens works
Ok so now you’ve read all about Slough in our short ‘visit’, it’s time to call Castle Comfort Stair Lifts on 01865 477 004. Don’t forget to use our £50 voucher and if you need more help with funding your purchase, then check out our reconditioned stairlifts. Remember that curved stairlifts will always be more expensive because they are built especially for you. Also take a look at the possible grants you can get and 0% finance.
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts look forward to hearing from you.