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Location: Berkshire, Home Counties, England, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An old town with a historical past harping back to far off Saxon times, Maidenhead lies in Berks (Berkshire) county in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead around twenty five miles from London's centre. The town has a population of around 78,000 and lies on the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a significant 'dormitory' suburb of London, but it is a pleasant centre for exploring the nearby countryside. The River Thames here is crossed by an eighteenth century road bridge and also a fantastic railway bridge designed in the mid-1800's by the fantastic engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the setting for Turner's work 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is additionally known for Boulter's Lock, a fashionable boating meeting place & beauty spot. To the west of Maidenhead is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the widely known brewery's twelve Shire horses can be viewed, together with a presentation on the historical past of those horses. In the town itself you can find almshouses dating from the 17th century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a great collection of sculpture, paintings, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a public garden, & the mill was later turned into a hotel. The renowned National Trust run Cliveden stands high above in neighbouring Taplow.

Maidenhead History: The original settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up around the the Thames during Saxon times. The celebrated bridge across the Thames was made in around 1777 (at a cost of £19,000), the initial bridge of wood construction, first erected in 1255 had a wharf built alongside it and this is where the town is considered to have derived its current name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). After the construction of this first bridge, Maidenhead grew to become an important stop off place for travellers taking the route from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The train service arrived at Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a railway bridge was erected over the river designed by the remarkable Isambard Kingdom Brunel. During the 19th Century Maidenhead became a popular riverside destination for London's prosperous & affluent & the hotel on the Thames came to be the hang-out of notorious playboys of that time. Soon after the arrival of the railway line Maidenhead grew rather quickly and in 1894 it split from the parishes of Cookham and Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Today's Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' and its key spot on the A4/ M4 helps it be a critical centre for the area. While a good many commute from Maidenhead to London and some other large towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has some light industry & employs many workers in such sectors as pharmaceuticals, plastics and computer software.

Maidenhead is well known for its football team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) which plays at York Rd claimed to be one of the oldest football grounds on the globe. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy and were one of the first 15 competitors in the first F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Things to Do in Maidenhead: Undoubtedly one of the leading points of interest for individuals visiting Maidenhead is naturally the Thames itself, with its water related facilities, its natural splendor, its flora and fauna and its lovely riverside walks. If for no other reason than that, Maidenhead is worthy of a trip. For all wishing to research the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. There you can learn about Maidenhead history since the times of the Romans up to the present day and enjoy relics, photos and records relevant to the town and its story. Movie lovers might well wish to head to the 8-screen Odeon cinema, while sporting enthusiasts might go and watch the local Maidenhead United play football at their York Road ground, or even check out the Magnet Leisure Centre with its awesome pool and tremendous choice of sports and recreation activities available for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Dorney Court, Homefield Wood, Windsor Leisure Centre, Bracknell Ski Slope, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Popes Meadow, River and Rowing Museum, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Edwards Amusements, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Bekonscot Model Village, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Ray Mill Island, Old Thatch Gardens, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Beeches, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Odds Farm Park, Hobbs of Henley, Pullingshill Wood, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Savill Garden, Gleniffer Stables, Waltham Place, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Black Park, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Sector 7 Laser (Combat Gaming), Whoosh Play Centre, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Berkshire Paintball Park.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Garthlands, Rambler Close, Blackbird Lane, Sherbourne Drive, Glebe Road, Boyndon Road, Leighton Gardens, Choke Lane, Courtlands, Pudseys Close, Sherwood Drive, Stompits Road, Ivy Close, Halifax Road, Court Close, Ledger Lane, Church Close, Pearce Close, Powney Road, Fairford Road, Stroud Farm Road, Breadcroft Lane, Grenfell Place, Marlborough Close, Wellhouse Road, North Town Mead, Manor Lane, Highway Road, Winter Hill Road, St Peters Road, Winchester Drive, Somerford Close, Gables Close, Edinburgh Road, Moorfield Terrace, North Road, Wellbank, Forest Green Road, Buffins, Wentworth Crescent, Pondwood Lane, Fullbrook Close, Alwyn Road, Boulters Lock Island, Inwood Close, Stamford Road, Meadow View Lane, Bargeman Road, Marlborough Road, Stud Green, Danes Gardens.

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