Armando Ruffini

Armando Ruffini is a second generation Italian whose parents moved to Slough in the 1950s. He cites economic reasons for their migration and they came to Slough because of the work available on Slough Trading Estate.

This photograph shows the entrance to Slough Trading Estate from Bath Road.

Slough Estates Ltd was founded in 1920 by a group of investors led by Sir Noel Mobbs. Early businesses established on the trading estate included Citroen, Johnson and Johnson and High Duty Alloys.
During the great depression of the 1930s, as work was becoming increasingly difficult to find in other parts of the UK, due to the success of the Trading Estate many people came to Slough to find work.