Worried parents were fearing for their children’s safety in Langley as work began on a road widening scheme which they feared would bring traffic dangerously close to their homes.

The Hawthorn family in Sutton Lane had protested to Slough Council, claiming that developers could have used a strip of land opposite to widen the road.

Graham Hawthorn told The Observer: “This problem has made us physically ill and the first we heard about the widening plan was when we spotted surveyors marking out the road surface.”

After lengthy investigations by The Observer into the jailing of Cabaret singer, Paul Widger, from Langley, his family and friends celebrated his release from a Spanish prison 27 years ago.

His close friend, top England and Chelsea goalkeeper Dave Beasant told The Observer: “We are all delighted to have him back home at last and it is certainly not a day too early-he should never have been jailed in the first place.”

Pop stars and giant panda bears were out in force at the Junction 13 restaurant in Wraysbury in 1991 and it was all in aid of the charity ‘Help a London Child’.

Denny Laine, guitarist with Paul McCartney’s group Wings and Sadie Nine were on hand to help raise well over the original target of £500.

One of the organisers, Terry Adams, told The Observer: “It was a great day-everyone did their best to raise the largest amount of money possible.”

Bolly the Clown’s magic show at Queensmere shopping precinct was all smiles in 1991, but it was clowning around with a difference.

A new mechanical robot clown, wowed shoppers and their children as they tried balloon modelling and got their faces painted.

Pupils at Our Lady of Peace School in Burnham put their artistic skills on show after the Easter holidays.

Helped by teacher Carolyn Rockell, pupils posed for The Observer photographer with their colourful hats decorated with Easter bunnies.

The Observer launched its new ‘Bonny Baby Contest’ 27 years ago, and published a page of photos showing the first entries, along with a voting form for readers to choose winners in all of the age categories.

Three new prizes were on offer (each set to win £100), they were: Cheekiest character, happiest baby and top twins.

Bygones would love to know if any of you are featured in the photo published here. Did you win the competition nearly four decades ago? Please get in touch!