This week, it feels like we have all been a part of history being made.

And collecting and conserving history and heritage, and communicating the past, present, and future of people and places is what Slough Museum is all about.

As many across the UK and the world, we felt a deep sense of loss and sadness at the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Ruling longer than any other monarch in British history, she was a beloved and respected figure who supported the arts, cultural and heritage sector throughout her seventy years on the throne.

Slough Observer: The visiting Slough in 2002 (Slough Museum)The visiting Slough in 2002 (Slough Museum) (Image: Slough Museum)

We are proud to share these wonderful images of Joanna Low – the then Slough Museum curator - meeting Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip in 2002 during the Golden Jubilee tour.

Joanna remembers the event: "On June 3, 2002, Slough Museum, a small independent museum run almost entirely by volunteers, was invited to be one of a number of community organisations to represent the town to Her Majesty.

“It was a great privilege that myself, as Curator, and my wonderful colleague, Iris Garrett (former Museum Administrator), were given this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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“As I reflect on the genuine interest that Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip showed to our simple exhibition stand, asking questions about the museum: where it was; what it covered...I find myself happily recalling that day, which, although was over 20 years ago, feels as if it was only yesterday, and I am still glowing with pride."

And delving even deeper into our photographic archive, we found this of Her Majesty opening Slough College as part of the first Jubilee-like celebration in 1962, marking her 10th anniversary on the throne.

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She is being introduced by college tutors to some hairdressing students – perhaps you or someone you know is in this photograph and met this very glamorous hatted 36-year-old Queen Elizabeth II?

Please let Slough Museum know at @SloughMuseum/