SLOUGH Stadium held a charity greyhound race night in aid of the St. John Ambulance Brigade in 1979, sponsored by eight local companies.

The venue was formerly known as the Dolphin Stadium, standing adjacent to the Uxbridge Road to the east of the town centre.

Previously the area had been home to Slough Town AFC (from 1890) and in 1928 the new owner, George Bennett, decided to construct a greyhound track around the football pitch.

In 1936 he sold the track and the new owners renamed it Slough Greyhound Stadium, they opened a training establishment at Sunnymeads in Windsor, this was used solely for Slough greyhounds.

The running of the Scurry in 1977 ended with a battle between two newcomers, Wired To Moon and Cahurmore Speech, the latter dog breaking the track record.

Tragically, on the way back to their kennels after the race, Adam Jackson’s finalist, Fiano, was killed in a vehicle accident.

In March 1987 it was sold to developers and the Scurry Gold Cup was transferred to Catford, the last race to be held was won by owner Ted Dickson’s dog, Yellow Crest.

When 19-year-old Sue Townsend entered a charity contest 41 years ago, she had to guess the moment when she would give birth to her daughter, Natasha, at Wexham Park Hospital.

The competition had been organised by Slough’s Mayor, George Brooker, to raise money for the hospital’s baby unit.

In the event, nobody could believe Sue’s prediction would only be out by only four minutes and 35 seconds, this astonishingly accurate guess saw Sue collect £50 as the winner of the competition.

Jill Hammersley, the British table tennis champion from Slough, helped present prizes to the winning owners alongside Peter Pendry of St. John’s.

Skeletons, witches and wizards danced the night away to the music of the Roadrunners at Claycot Middle School when pupils held their annual Halloween party.

The children decorated the hall themselves for a disco, put on by the Parents Association, and members of the Roadrunners chose the two boys and two girls with the best costumes.

Members of the 9th Slough Guides company said goodbye to their long-serving leader, Nancy Jones in 1979, who had served them for the previous 36 years.

The 25 guides presented Miss Jones with a table lamp, flowers and a box of chocolates at the United Reformed Church ceremony.

A large number of parents and former guides were joined by Rev. Gilbert Tate and the church organist, Warren Sawyer.