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Location: Berkshire, Home Counties, UK.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An old town with a story harping back to far off Anglo-Saxon times, Maidenhead lies in the county of Berkshire (Berks) in the Home Counties, within the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead about 25 mls from the centre of London. The town has got a resident population of approximately 78,000 inhabitants and stands on the River Thames. It is a big 'dormitory' suburb of London, nevertheless is a nice centre for exploring the nearby countryside. The River Thames here is traversed by an 18th century road bridge as well as a superb railway bridge built in the mid-1800's by the clever engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge is the subject of Turner's work 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is additionally noted for Boulter's Lock, a popular boating meeting place and beauty spot. Found to the west of the town you can find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the famous brewery's 12 Shire horses can be seen, together with a presentation on the historic past of the horses. In Maidenhead town itself you can view almshouses dating from sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an interesting collection of paintings, sculpture, glassware & pottery. Ray Mill Island is a park, & the mill was later turned into a hotel. The famous house of Cliveden looks down on the river in neighbouring Taplow.

Maidenhead Historic Past: The former settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up around the river in Anglo-Saxon times. The celebrated bridge across the Thames was erected in about 1777 (for around £19,000), the original wooden bridge, first put up in 1255 had a wharf adjacent to it and it is from this that the town is thought to have been named (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Following the establishment of this first bridge, Maidenhead got to be a major resting place for travellers on the journey from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The railway came to Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was built over the Thames to a design by the outstanding Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Through the 19th Century Maidenhead evolved into popular riverside destination for London's prosperous & affluent and the hotel by the riverbank became the haunt of notorious playboys of the day. After the arrival of the railway line the town expanded pretty quickly & in 1894 it split from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, developing into a town in its own right.

Modern day Maidenhead is in the centre of 'communter country' & its ideal spot on the M4/A4 renders it an important centre for the area. While a great many commute from Maidenhead to London and additional big towns in the region, the town itself has a certain amount of light industry & provides jobs for many in such fields as computer software, plastics & pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is respected for its football team Maidenhead United (nicknamed the Magpies) who play at York Rd claimed to be one of the oldest football pitches on the globe. Maidenhead United were formed in 1870 & were one of the original 15 teams in the 1st F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Places of Interest: Without doubt one of the principal sights for anyone going to Maidenhead is of course the Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural splendor, its flora and fauna and its appealing riverside walks. If for no other justification than that, the town is well worth a look. For all those very much interested in the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must visit place. There you'll learn about Maidenhead history since the Roman era along to the present day and see records, artifacts and photos pertaining to Maidenhead and its historical past. Film buffs might well just want to go to the eight-screen Odeon cinema, whilst sports addicts might go to watch the local Maidenhead United play football at their York Road pitch, or even check out the Magnet Leisure Centre using its first class pool and enormous array of recreation activities and sports available for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Extreme Motion Skate Park, Gleniffer Stables, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Bekonscot Model Village, Slough Ice Arena, Slough Museum, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Whoosh Play Centre, Pullingshill Wood, Wycombe Museum, Old Thatch Gardens, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Dorney Court, Popes Meadow, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bisham Woods, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Kidwells Park, Braywick Nature Centre, Absolutely Karting, Windsor Leisure Centre, Ray Mill Island, Waltham Place, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), River and Rowing Museum, Berkshire Paintball Park, Edwards Amusements, Savill Garden, Langley Leisure Centre, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Skirmish Wycombe.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Pine Close, Hall Place Lane, Hag Hill Lane, The Causeway, Terrys Lane, Harrow Close, Oldfield View, Earlsfield, Princess Street, In The Ray, Bass Mead, Upper Bray Road, Beverley Gardens, Aysgarth Park, Bloomfield Road, All Saints Avenue, Ray Mead Road, Lexington Avenue, The Avenue, Rambler Close, Lesters Road, North Dean, Somerford Close, Peace Lane, Hockett Lane, Vauxhall Road, Alexandra Road, Lancastria Mews, Wellbank, Fern Drive, Badger Close, Bix Lane, Rainsborough Chase, Malders Lane, Osney Road, Amerden Lane, Blackamoor Lane, Ivy Close, Fernley Court, North Star Lane, Salters Close, Denham Close, Canon Hill Way, Islet Park, Sherbourne Drive, Bardney Close, Reid Avenue, Revesby Close, Long Lane, Lillibrooke Crescent, Burchetts Green Road.

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