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Location: Berkshire (Berks), Home Counties, UK.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historical town with a history going back to far off Anglo-Saxon times, Maidenhead is situated in Berks county in the Home Counties, within the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead roughly 40 kilometers from the centre of London. The town has a resident population of close to seventy eight thousand inhabitants & lies on the banks of the River Thames. Maidenhead is a big 'dormitory' suburb of London, but it is a pleasant site for discovering the nearby countryside. The Thames here is traversed by an 18th century road bridge & a terrific railway bridge fabricated in the mid-nineteenth century by the acclaimed engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge is the inspiration for Joseph Mallord Turner's work 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is in addition known for Boulter's Lock, a favourite boating assembly point & beauty spot. Found to the west of the town is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the well known brewers twelve Shire horses can be seen, together with a presentation on the story of those horses. In the town itself are almshouses dating from as far back as 1659. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a remarkable collection of sculpture, paintings, pottery & glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, & the mill later became a hotel. The famed National Trust run Cliveden looks down on the river in nearby Taplow.

Maidenhead Historic Past: The initial settlement of Maidenhythe evolved beside the the Thames during the times of the Anglo-Saxons. The famed bridge across the river was erected in about 1777 (at a cost of nineteen thousand pounds), the original bridge of wood construction, first built in 1255 had a wharf built alongside it and it is from this that the town is understood to have got its name (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the establishment of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead started to be an excellent stopping off point for travellers on the route from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The train arrived at Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a rail bridge was erected over the river to a design by the incredible Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Throughout the 19th Century Maidenhead became a popular riverside resort for the prosperous and rich of London & the hotel by the river became the hang-out of well known playboys of the day. Soon after the coming of the railway the town expanded fairly quickly & in 1894 it separated from the parishes of Cookham and Bray, turning into a town in its own right.

Present day Maidenhead is in the centre of 'communter country' and its strategic setting on the A4/ M4 renders it a valuable commercial centre for the region. Although many commute from Maidenhead to Central london and additional big towns in the region, the town itself has some light industry and employs many workers in such sectors as computer software, pharmaceuticals & plastics.

Maidenhead is known in sports circles for its football team Maidenhead United (nicknamed the Magpies) who play at York Road among the oldest football pitches in the world. Maidenhead United were established in 1870 & were one of the original 15 entrants in the first F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Places to Visit in Maidenhead: Certainly one of the key tourist attractions for those visiting Maidenhead is as expected the River Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural charm, its wildlife and its beautiful riverside walks. If no purpose other than this, Maidenhead is definitely worth a visit. For those of you interested by the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. Here you'll find out about Maidenhead history since the time of the Romans up to the present day and enjoy records, photographs and artifacts relevant to the town and its historical past. Movie lovers might well just want to head for the 8-screen Odeon cinema, whereas sports enthusiasts may go to watch the local Maidenhead United play football at their York Road pitch, or visit the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its magnificent pool and enormous selection of recreation activities and sports provided for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Extreme Motion Skate Park, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Slough Museum, Kidwells Park, Wayside Stables, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Old Thatch Gardens, Waltham Place, Legoland Windsor, Bracknell Ski Slope, Bisham Woods, Braywick Nature Centre, Popes Meadow, Gleniffer Stables, Bekonscot Model Village, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Whoosh Play Centre, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Premier Karting, River and Rowing Museum, Homefield Wood, Skirmish Wycombe, Beeches, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Bracknell Ice Skating, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Pullingshill Wood, Savill Garden, Berkshire Paintball Park, Playtrain.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Michael Close, Stewarts Close, North Star Lane, Bottle Lane, West Dean, Melton Court, Arkley Court, Grafton Close, Twynham Road, Cookham Road, Green Lane, Powney Road, Beech Close, Millennium Court, Elmwood, Sandy Mead, Popes Lane, Bell Street, Auckland Close, Halifax Close, Castle Drive, Ray Lea Close, Sandringham Road, Hills Lane, Juniper Drive, Stonefield Park, Highway Road, Summerleaze Road, Poundfield Lane, Dhoon Rise, Highfield Road, The Green, Vicarage Close, Lower Cookham Road, Cavendish Close, Rutland Place, Bath Road, Ray Mead Road, Ellington Park, Providence Place, Guards Club Road, Newbury Drive, Warwick Close, Chestnut Park, Bell Court, Orkney Court, Derwent Drive, Islet Road, Islet Park, Radcot Close, Cheviot Close.

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