THE Observer was on hand to capture the scene of a dramatic crash in 1995, when a ‘dustcart’ smashed into the front of a house in Montem Lane, Slough, causing huge structural damage.

A fire crew from Slough arrived on the scene within minutes, immobilised the lorry and turned off water, gas and electricity supplies in the immediate area.

The home and some adjoining properties were facing demolition because of the huge structural damage caused in the crash.

The National Trust were celebrating their centenary 23 years ago with a special Shakespeare Gala Evening at Cliveden with a galaxy of stars.

One of the show’s most popular guests, Jenny Agutter, was treading the boards at the Festival alongside Robert Hardy. Rula Lenska and Jan Leeming.

The star of the film The Railway Children told the Observer:” I won’t be wearing my petticoats from that film, they were torn up for signals a long time ago!”

Eleven-year-old Andrew Perez, a pupil at St Ethelbert’s School, Wexham got the chance to test his strength against TV Gladiator ‘Zodiac’, alias Kate Staples during a work-out in 1995.

The star of the hit ITV series visited the school to put pupils through their paces in a nationwide campaign to encourage children to take more exercise.

Despite a weekend of stormy weather, model boat enthusiasts held their annual regatta at Black Park Lake, to raise money for Wexham Park Hospital Trust.

Creators of the model boats from the Slough area brought along their warships, yachts, fishing boats, submarines and steam ships.

Regatta organiser Jon Sandall told the Observer:” Unfortunately the weather was not so good, but it is always a fantastic event and the visiting public are fascinated with the variety of boats on display.”

The Observer join an all rapid-response team of paramedics, who used specially-equipped Ford Mavericks to cover the area and joined the Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service (RBAS) on patrolto shed light on a small rapid-response team of paramedics covering the Royal county. During a shift the team went to two M4 accidents, one near Hungerford and another near Maidenhead.

Clinical Paramedic John Szewczyk told the Observer:” People always used to respect the ambulance service, but now when we go out on a job we are just as likely to be assaulted personally as the victim, we live in such a violent world now, much of this violence is caused by alcohol and drug abuse.”

Farnham Common Middle School were aiming to thrill the crowds at their summer fete and the main attraction was going to fall from the sky.

A parachute jump from the Panasonic free fall team would be followed by a dragster doing ‘burn-ups’, a home-made box kart race and a display from the school gymnastic team.