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Location: Berkshire (Berks), England, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historical town with a historical past harping back to far off Saxon periods, Maidenhead lies in Berkshire county in the Home Counties, in the Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead approximately forty km from London's centre. The town of Maidenhead has a population of around 78,000 and lies beside the River Thames. Maidenhead is a sizeable 'dormitory' suburb of London, yet is still a pleasant centre for discovering the wonderful nearby countryside. The River Thames here is traversed by an eighteenth century road bridge in addition to a fantastic railway bridge built in the mid-1800's by the first-class engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge is the subject of Joseph Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The river at Maidenhead is also well known for Boulter's Lock, a well-liked boating assembly point and beauty spot. To the west of Maidenhead you can find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the popular brewers Shire horses can be seen, as well as a presentation on the background of those horses. In the town itself are almshouses dating from sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an exciting collection of sculpture, paintings, glassware & pottery. Ray Mill Island is a public garden, & the mill is now a hotel. The widley known house of Cliveden stands high above in nearby Taplow.

Maidenhead Historic Past: The initial settlement of Maiden Hythe evolved by the river during Anglo-Saxon times. The famed bridge across the Thames was built in around 1777 (for around £19,000), the original wooden bridge, first erected in 1255 had a wharf beside it & it is from this that the town is believed to have derived its current name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the erection of this first bridge, Maidenhead grew to become an essential stopping point for travellers on the route from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The train found its way to Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a railway bridge was erected over the river designed by the amazing Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the 19th Century Maidenhead became a highly popular riverside resort for London's wealthy and rich & the hotel alongside the riverbank came to be the haunt of well known playboys of that time. Following the arrival of the railway Maidenhead expanded swiftly & in 1894 it split up from the parishes of Bray and Cookham, to become a town in its own right.

Present day Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' & its handy spot on the A4/ M4 helps it be a crucial town for the region. While many commute from Maidenhead to Central london and other major towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has some light industry and provides jobs for many in such industrial sectors as pharmaceuticals, plastics & computer software.

Maidenhead is well known for its football team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) which plays at York Road recognized as one of the oldest football pitches on the planet. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy & were one of the original fifteen teams in the 1st F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Places of Interest: Undoubtedly one of the biggest points of interest for anyone going to Maidenhead is without a doubt the Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural charm, its wildlife and its agreeable riverside walks. If for no other justification than this, Maidenhead is very well worth the trip. For anyone eager to have an understanding of the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. Here you can learn about Maidenhead history since the times of the Romans right up to the present day and see artifacts, photos and records pertaining to Maidenhead and its background. Movie enthusiasts might well wish to go to the eight-screen Odeon cinema, whereas sports addicts could go to see Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road stadium, or maybe check out the Magnet Leisure Centre with its terrific pool and tremendous variety of sports and recreation activities provided for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Playtrain, Langley Leisure Centre, Wycombe Museum, Ray Mill Island, Homefield Wood, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Slough Ice Arena, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Wayside Stables, Legoland Windsor, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Extreme Motion Skate Park, Kidwells Park, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Black Park, Slough Museum, Absolutely Karting, Windsor Great Park, Bracknell Ice Skating, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Gleniffer Stables, Church Wood, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Pullingshill Wood, River and Rowing Museum.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Ferryside, Westborough Road, Denham Close, Ray Drive, Dunholme End, Langdale Close, College Road, Peace Lane, High Town Road, Russet Road, Altwood Road, Penyston Road, Windmill Road, Drift Road, Collier Close, Gibraltar Lane, Highfield Road, Brayfield Road, Rutland Gate, Bartletts Lane, Stafferton Way, Holyport Street, The Hyde, Kingswood Court, Ray Lea Close, Gwendale, White Acres Drive, Chauntry Mews, Langton Close, Gilchrist Way, Oak Stubbs Lane, Byland Drive, Lancastria Mews, The Switchback, Aldebury Road, Pudseys Close, Repton Close, Popes Lane, Merton Close, Avenue Road, Thames Crescent, Pine Close, Earlsfield, Sherbourne Drive, Lyndhurst Avenue, Nightingale Lane, Courthouse Road, Hardwick Close, Whitchurch Close, Strande Park, Minton Rise.

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