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Location: Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An old town with a historic past stretching back to far off Saxon periods, Maidenhead is situated in the county of Berkshire in the Home Counties, in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead approximately twenty five miles from the centre of London. Maidenhead has got a populace of roughly seventy eight thousand and lies on the River Thames. Maidenhead is a good sized 'dormitory' suburb of the city of London, however is still a decent centre for checking out the pretty nearby countryside. The Thames at this point is traversed by an 18th century road bridge & also a superb railway bridge built in the mid-nineteenth century by the exceptional engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge is the subject of J M W Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The River Thames at Maidenhead is also noted for Boulter's Lock, a well-liked boating meeting place and beauty spot. To the west of the town you will find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the widely recognized brewers 12 Shire horses can be seen, as well as a display on the historic past of those horses. In Maidenhead town itself you can find almshouses dating from as far back as the 17th century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a great collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, & the mill is now a hotel. The celebrated Italianate mansion Cliveden looks down on the Thames in nearby Taplow.

The Historical Past of Maidenhead: The first settlement of Maidenhythe evolved around the river in Saxon times. The famed bridge across the Thames was built in around 1777 (for around nineteen thousand pounds), the initial wooden bridge, first put up in 1255 had a wharf adjacent to it & it is from this that the town is thought to have derived its current name (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the constructing of this first bridge, Maidenhead grew to be a significant resting place for travellers taking the route from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The train arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a rail bridge was constructed over the river to a design by the great Isambard Kingdom Brunel. During the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead evolved into very popular riverside resort for the prosperous and rich of London and the hotel alongside the riverbank became the haunt of famous playboys of that time. Following the arrival of the railway the town expanded swiftly & in 1894 it split up from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, transforming into a town in its own right.

Contemporary Maidenhead is in the centre of 'communter country' & its key location on the A4/ M4 makes it a vital centre for the area. Although many commute from Maidenhead to The City and some other big towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has some light industry & provides jobs for many in such industries as plastics, pharmaceuticals and computer software.

Maidenhead is known in sporting circles for its football team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) which plays at York Rd recognized as one of the oldest grounds on the globe. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy and were one of the first fifteen entries in the very first F.A. Cup tournament held in 1871-72.

Tourist Attractions in Maidenhead: Certainly one of the biggest attractions for folks visiting Maidenhead is undoubtedly the Thames itself, with its boating, its natural charm, its wildlife and its appealing riverside walks. If no reason other than that, the town is worthy of a visit. For those of you curious about the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum ought to be the first port of call. There you'll find out about Maidenhead history since Roman days along to the present day and view photos, artifacts and written documents related to Maidenhead and its heritage. Movie buffs might well want to head to the 8-screen Odeon cinema, whereas sports addicts may go to watch Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road stadium, or visit the Magnet Leisure Centre using its fantastic swimming pool and huge variety of sports and activities provided for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Cliveden Gardens and Maze, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Bracknell Ice Skating, Popes Meadow, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Dinton Pastures Country Park, Slough Museum, River and Rowing Museum, Whoosh Play Centre, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Pullingshill Wood, Dorney Court, Ray Mill Island, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Hobbs of Henley, Bracknell Ski Slope, Homefield Wood, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Absolutely Karting, Wayside Stables, Bekonscot Model Village, Bisham Woods, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Odds Farm Park, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Church Wood, Windsor Castle, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Castle Court, Groves Way, Bath Road, Gordon Road, Worster Road, Bradcutts Lane, Cranbrook Drive, Briar Close, Hardings Green, Westborough Court, Welby Close, Wavell Road, Barnfield Close, Bridge Road, Hill Farm Road, Garden Close, Culley Way, Station Hill, Woodstock Close, Orchard Grove, Frascati Way, Huntswood Lane, Rosebank Close, Maidenhead Court Park, Clarefield Drive, Wellhouse Road, Providence Place, Strande View Walk, Minton Rise, Church Hill, Beaufort Place, Lakeside, Laxton Green, Webster Close, Wentworth Crescent, Station Road, Elmwood, Stamford Road, Spencers Close, Penyston Road, Walgrove Gardens, Firs Lane, Burnt Oak, Rochford Way, The Ridings, Sherbourne Drive, Risborough Road, Hampden Road, Gainsborough Drive, Bartletts Lane, Brownfield Gardens.

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