OLD Windsorians women’s rugby squad were looking for new players in 1985, to compete against many of the fledgling 25 teams that had started up in the 1980’s.

The Windsorians had been beaten 12-4 in their first game, but by the end of last season they had improved enough to beat local rivals Beaconsfield 32-0.

Jane Hastings, the team’s founder, told the Observer: “Most of our players are sporty types, hockey players for example, but it doesn’t matter if the new recruits haven’t played any sport before.”

A Colnbrook golfer achieved a ‘once in a lifetime’ hole-in-one at Datchet Golf Club, whilst competing in a mixed foursome knockout competition in 1985.

Yvonne Gaywood had previously taken up the game when her husband took it up 13 years before, to avoid becoming a ‘golf widow’.

Her ‘ace’, at the ninth hole, earnt Yvonne a hand-scripted parchment certificate, a golf bag tag and a 12-year-old bottle of Scotch Whisky.

A pile of two pence pieces were ‘pushed over’ at the Stag pub, Stoke Poges, by TV personality Faith Brown and Slough’s Mayor Cllr. Bill Back 35 years ago.

Whilst the regulars held on to a box beneath, Faith Brown jumped up on to the bar and tipped the mass of two pence pieces over the edge and into a waiting blanket below.

The collection of coins had been added to over the past six months, and when it was all counted came to a total of £407.66, which was donated to the RNLI.

Sound engineer Ian Head, from Slough, was jumping for joy at being made the Director of Music for the English Youth Brass.

Ian’s full-time job was as a sound engineer at the EMI factory in Hayes, Middlesex, but he had previously trained in orchestral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.

A lucky horseshoe brought some much-needed cash to the Chiltern and Thames Valley Breast Screening charity in 1985.

The shoe was made by retired farrier, Bill Groom, who was a regular at the Double Century pub in George Green where the raffle raised £250.

The draw was made by the charity’s Chairman, Lady Howe, and included many other interesting prizes such as a huge leg of pork and a giant selection tin of chocolates.

When John and Catherine Brophy sat down for dinner in their Montem Lane home they were interrupted by an ‘almighty crash’ in the road outside.

Rushing outside to see what had happened, Mr. Brophy was stunned to see his beloved Vauxhall Chevette car had been badly dented by a shed load of hay.

Mrs. Brophy told the Observer: “We couldn’t believe it when we saw what had happened, it isn’t every day you see a car covered in straw.”