Slough Borough Council will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of three trees planted as part of the Charter celebrations, during the Slough Horticultural Show on Saturday, August 18.

In September 1938, Slough received its Royal Charter, which created the borough of Slough, the borough council, the post of Mayor, official wards and a schedule of elections.

As part of four days of celebrations held at the time, the then His Majesty’s Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Colonel the Lord Cottesloe CB, the Charter Mayor, Edward T Bowyer and the then Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, Sir Leonard H West planted three English Oak trees in Lascelles Park, all of which still exist to this day.

To mark the occasion of the borough’s 80th birthday, two new plaques are being installed by the trees, one explaining the original planting and one to celebrate their 80 years.

They will be unveiled by the current Mayor of Slough, councillor Paul Sohal and the High Sheriff of Berkshire, Graham Barker Esq.

Councillor Rob Anderson, lead member for environment and leisure, said: “80 years may not be old for an oak tree but these trees were planted at the birth of Slough as a borough and as we celebrate our birthday, it is only right we recognise their longevity.

“Throughout all the changes in Slough over the past 80 years, these trees have stood, watching over the park and all the sport, fun and activities people have taken part in.

“I hope in another 80 years, whomever are councillors then will be able to add another plaque to the collection as they celebrate.”