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Location: Berkshire (Berks), Home Counties, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An ancient town with a historical past stretching back to early Anglo-Saxon days, Maidenhead is found in the county of Berkshire (Berks) in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead roughly 40 km from the centre of London. It has a population of approximately seventy eight thousand occupants and stands on the River Thames. It is a substantial 'dormitory' suburb of London, nevertheless is a great region for checking out the nearby countryside. The River Thames here is traversed by an eighteenth century road bridge & also a superb railway bridge built in 1838 by the incredible engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge was the subject of Joseph Mallord Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The river at Maidenhead is also known for Boulter's Lock, a favorite boating assembly point and beauty spot. To the west of the town you can find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the widely known brewery's Shire horses can be viewed, along with a display on the historical past of the horses. In the town itself are almshouses dating from mid-seventeenth century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an exciting collection of sculpture, paintings, pottery & glassware. Ray Mill Island is a public garden, and the mill is now a hotel. The renowned National Trust run Cliveden looks down on the River Thames in nearby Taplow.

The Historical Past of Maidenhead: The initial settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up beside the river during the times of the Saxons. The famous bridge across the River Thames was made in around 1777 (at a cost of £19,000), the initial bridge of wood construction, first put up in 1255 had a wharf built adjacent to it & this is where the town is understood to have been named (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the constructing of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead evolved into a critical resting place for travellers taking the journey from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The train came to Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a railway bridge was built over the Thames designed by the exceptional Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead became a highly popular riverside resort for London's rich & prosperous & the hotel adjacent to the Thames became the hang-out of famous playboys of those times. After the arrival of the railway line Maidenhead expanded quickly & in 1894 it split up from the parishes of Bray and Cookham, turning into a town in its own right.

Today's Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' & its key location on the A4/ M4 helps it be a major centre for the area. While many travel from Maidenhead to The city of london & some other significant towns in the region, the town itself has a reasonable amount of light industry and employs many in such industrial sectors as pharmaceuticals, plastics & computer software.

Maidenhead is known in sporting circles for its soccer team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) which plays at York Road claimed to be one of the oldest grounds in the world. Maidenhead United were formed in eighteen seventy & were one of the original 15 competitors in the very first F.A. Cup competition held in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Places to Visit: Among the principal attractions for individuals visiting Maidenhead is naturally the River Thames itself, with its boating, its natural charm, its flora and fauna and its gorgeous riverside walks. If for no other reason than that, Maidenhead is well worth the trip. For individuals very much interested in the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. Here one can find out about Maidenhead history from the Roman period along to modern times and see antiquities, photos and records relevant to the town and its heritage. Film devotees might well just want to pop along to the 8-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whilst sporting addicts might go and watch the local Maidenhead United play football at their York Road stadium, or visit the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its fantastic swimming pool and enormous variety of sports and activities available for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Odds Farm Park, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Pullingshill Wood, Kidwells Park, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Popes Meadow, Gleniffer Stables, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Bekonscot Model Village, Old Thatch Gardens, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Savill Garden, Bracknell Ski Slope, Slough Museum, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Berkshire Paintball Park, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Bisham Woods, Wayside Stables, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Windsor Castle, Absolutely Karting, Extreme Motion Skate Park, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Playtrain, Black Park, River and Rowing Museum, Windsor Leisure Centre, Dorney Court, Edwards Amusements.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Pearce Close, Moorbridge Road, Norfolk Road, Milverton Close, Boyn Valley Road, Shepherds Lane, Southwood Gardens, Alleyns Lane, Butchers Lane, Bissley Drive, Alwyn Road, Bridle Road, Winter Hill Road, Newbury Drive, Gorse Road, Repton Close, Lonsdale Close, The Switchback, Broadway, Archer Close, Conway Road, Loosen Drive, Redriff Close, Clappers Meadow, Wagner Close, Silver Close, Sperling Road, Lincoln Road, Elton Drive, Startins Lane, Spring Lane, Beverley Gardens, Elm Grove, Queensway, Melton Court, Queen Street, Timbers Walk, Hindhay Lane, The Points, Langton Close, Nicholsons Lane, Truro Close, Rambler Close, Spring Close, Mossy Vale, Forlease Drive, Beechwood Drive, Garden Close, Cranbrook Drive, Cotswold Close, Elmwood.

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