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Location: Berkshire (Berks), England, UK.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An ancient town with a story harping back to early Anglo-Saxon days, Maidenhead can be found in the county of Berkshire (Berks) in the Home Counties, within the Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead about 40 km from the centre of London. The town of Maidenhead has got a population of about 78,000 and lies beside the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a considerable 'dormitory' suburb of London, however is still a nice centre for discovering the excellent nearby countryside. The Thames here is crossed by an 18th century road bridge in addition to a superb railway bridge built in the mid-nineteenth century by the outstanding engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the setting of Turner's work 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The river at Maidenhead is additionally known for Boulter's Lock, a fashionable boating rendezvous & beauty spot. To the west of the town is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the popular brewers Shire horses can be viewed, with a presentation on the background of the horses. In Maidenhead town itself you can see almshouses dating from mid-seventeenth century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a remarkable collection of paintings, sculpture, glassware & pottery. Ray Mill Island is a public park, and the mill was later turned into a hotel. The renowned National Trust house of Cliveden looks down on the Thames in neighbouring Taplow.

Maidenhead Historic Past: The first settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up by the the Thames in the times of the Anglo-Saxons. The famous bridge across the river was built in about 1777 (at a cost of nineteen thousand pounds), the original bridge of wood construction, first put up in 1255 had a wharf built next to it and it is from this that the town is presumed to have been named (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the building of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead evolved into an excellent stopping place for travellers taking the journey from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The train service found its way to Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was built over the River Thames designed by the amazing Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Through the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead became a highly popular riverside resort for the affluent and prosperous of London & the hotel adjacent to the river came to be the hang-out of notorious playboys of the time. Following the coming of the railway service the town grew quickly and in 1894 it separated from the parishes of Cookham and Bray, developing into a town in its own right.

Twenty-first century Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' and its strategic location on the M4/A4 renders it an important centre for the area. While a good many travel from Maidenhead to Central london and various other large towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has a bit of light industry & employs many people in such industrial sectors as computer software, pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Maidenhead is known in sporting circles for its soccer team Maidenhead United (called the Magpies) who play at York Road claimed to be one of the oldest football grounds on the planet. Maidenhead United were formed in 1870 and were one of the first 15 entries in the first F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Tourist Attractions: Certainly one of the leading points of interest for those visiting Maidenhead is as expected the Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural beauty, its flora and fauna and its agreeable riverside walks. If for no other justification than that, Maidenhead is very well worth the trip. For anyone interested by the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must visit place. Here you'll learn about Maidenhead history from Roman days up to the present day and view records, photographs and artifacts relating to Maidenhead and its heritage. Film fans might well wish to head to the 8-screen Odeon cinema, whereas sports fans might go to watch Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road pitch, or possibly go to the Magnet Leisure Centre with its fantastic swimming pool and enormous selection of recreation activities and sports provided for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Thames Valley Falconry Center, Montem Leisure Centre, Wayside Stables, River and Rowing Museum, Old Thatch Gardens, Playtrain, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Dinton Pastures Country Park, Sector 7 Laser (Combat Gaming), Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Stanley Spencer Gallery, Edwards Amusements, Popes Meadow, Wycombe Museum, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Hobbs of Henley, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Braywick Nature Centre, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Windsor Great Park, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Waltham Place, Pullingshill Wood, Slough Museum, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Bracknell Ski Slope.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Wessons Hill, Forest Green Road, Mapledurham Walk, The Rushes, Spencers Lane, Norden Meadows, Burchetts Green Road, Silver Close, Ray Drive, Rixman Close, Courtfield Drive, Spring Close, Laburnham Road, Roman Lea, Cannock Close, Forlease Road, The Shaw, Moorfield Terrace, North Town Mead, Farmers Way, Mulberry Walk, Crescent Dale, Culham Drive, Belmont Park Road, Clarefield Drive, Stockwells, Harcourt Road, St Chads Road, Popes Lane, Dunholme End, Pine Close, Ferry Lane, Rosebank Close, Bedford Close, Yew Tree Close, Frogmill Spinney, College Glen, Windsor Road, Raymond Road, Hedsor Park, Croxley Rise, Ray Mill Road East, Boulters Close, Woodhurst Road, Horseguards Drive, Graham Road, Fifield Road, Laggan Road, Prince Andrew Road, North Road, Fawley Close.

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