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Location: Berkshire, Home Counties, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An ancient town with a historic past harping back to far off Saxon days, Maidenhead is found in Berkshire county in the Home Counties, in the Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead about 40 km from the City of London. The town of Maidenhead has got a population of approximately 78,000 occupants and lies on the banks of the River Thames. Maidenhead is a considerable 'dormitory' suburb of London, but is still a pleasant centre for exploring the excellent nearby countryside. The River Thames at this point is traversed by an 18th century road bridge along with a wonderful railway bridge designed in the mid-1800's by the outstanding engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge was the subject of Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The River Thames at Maidenhead is in addition noted for Boulter's Lock, a favorite boating assembly point & beauty spot. To the west of the town is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the popular brewers 12 Shire horses can be viewed, as well as a display on the heritage of the horses. In the town itself you can find almshouses dating from as far back as sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a noteworthy collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, & the mill later became a hotel. The acclaimed National Trust run Cliveden looks down on the river in neighbouring Taplow.

Maidenhead History: The original settlement of Maidenhythe grew up around the river in Saxon times. The famed bridge across the River Thames was built in around 1777 (for around £19,000), the original wooden bridge, first put up in 1255 had a wharf built beside it & it is from this that the town is understood to have derived its current name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Following the establishment of this first bridge, Maidenhead grew into a key stopping place for travellers on the route from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The train line arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was constructed over the Thames to a design by the outstanding Isambard Kingdom Brunel. During the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead developed into very popular riverside resort for the rich & prosperous of London & the hotel by the riverbank came to be the hang-out of notorious playboys of the day. After the coming of the railway line the town grew fairly quickly & in 1894 it split from the parishes of Bray and Cookham, becoming a town in its own right.

Modern day Maidenhead is in the centre of 'communter country' & its ideal setting on the A4/ M4 helps it be a vital commercial centre for the region. While a good many travel from Maidenhead to The City and additional big towns in the region, Maidenhead itself has some light industry and employs many people in such industries as plastics, computer software and pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is widely known for its soccer team Maidenhead United (called the Magpies) which plays at York Road one of the oldest football grounds on the planet. Maidenhead United were established in 1870 & were one of the first fifteen competitors in the first F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Places to Visit in and Near Maidenhead: One of the principal points of interest for anyone visiting Maidenhead is as expected the Thames itself, with its boating, its natural splendor, its flora and fauna and its beautiful riverside walks. If no justification other than that, the town is very well worth checking out. For everyone enthusiastic about the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum must be the first port of call. Here you'll learn about Maidenhead history since Roman days up to the present day and view photos, documents and relics related to the town and its historical background. Film fans might well wish to go to the 8-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whereas sporting addicts could go and see the local Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road stadium, or alternatively go to the Magnet Leisure Centre using its superb swimming pool and enormous range of activities and sports provided for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Thames Valley Falconry Center, Ray Mill Island, Skirmish Wycombe, Black Park, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Whoosh Play Centre, Braywick Nature Centre, Dorney Court, Montem Leisure Centre, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Pullingshill Wood, Windsor Leisure Centre, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Bracknell Ski Slope, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Odds Farm Park, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Wayside Stables, Berkshire Paintball Park, Legoland Windsor, Premier Karting, Windsor Great Park, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Savill Garden, Slough Ice Arena, Wycombe Museum, Gleniffer Stables.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Bridge Road, Grenfell Road, Altwood Drive, Ye Meads, Southwood Road, Kenwood Close, Lock Mead, Smithfield Close, Station Hill, Bissley Drive, Melton Court, Approach Road, Barnfield Close, Orkney Court, Belmont Park Road, Boulters Lane, Odney Lane, Nightingale Lane, Marlborough Close, Coningsby Lane, Pheasants Croft, Cox Green Lane, Oak Stubbs Lane, Norreys Drive, Mill Lane, Bottle Lane, Shirley Road, Westacott Way, Connaught Close, Thicket Grove, Gordon Road, Fielding Road, Revesby Close, Somersby Crescent, Whurley Way, White Paddock, Eskdale Gardens, Upper Bray Road, Hag Hill Lane, Carisbrooke Close, Smithfield Road, Millennium Court, Minton Rise, Lingholm Close, Berry Hill, Bigfrith Lane, Huntercombe Lane North, Stratford Gardens, Treesmill Drive, Cresswells Mead, Switchback Close.

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