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

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historic town with a historic past going back to far off Anglo-Saxon periods, Maidenhead is situated in the county of Berks in the Home Counties, in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead roughly forty km from the City of London. The town has a population of approximately seventy eight thousand & lies beside the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a major 'dormitory' suburb of the city of London, though is still a good area for checking out the delightful nearby countryside. The Thames here is traversed by an 18th century road bridge & a splendid railway bridge built in the mid-1800's by the clever engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the subject of Joseph Mallord Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is furthermore renowned for Boulter's Lock, a well-liked boating rendezvous and beauty spot. To the west of Maidenhead you will find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the widely known brewers 12 Shire horses can be viewed, along with a display on the the historical past of the horses. In the town itself you will find almshouses dating from the 17th century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an interesting collection of sculpture, paintings, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, and the mill later became a hotel. The widley known National Trust house of Cliveden looks down on the Thames in neighbouring Taplow.

The Historic Past of Maidenhead: The original settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up by the the River Thames in the days of the Saxons. The well known bridge across the river was built in about 1777 (at a cost of £19,000), the original bridge of wood construction, first put up in 1255 had a wharf next to it & it is from this that the town is thought to have been named (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the constructing of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead evolved into a significant stopping off point for travellers making the journey from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The railway arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was built over the river to a design by the outstanding Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Over the 19th Century Maidenhead evolved into popular riverside resort for London's prosperous & rich & the hotel by the riverbank came to be the haunt of notorious playboys of the time. Soon after the coming of the railway the town grew rather quickly and in 1894 it separated from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, developing into a town in its own right.

Contemporary Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' and its handy spot on the M4/A4 helps it be a significant commercial centre for the area. Even though many travel from Maidenhead to The city of london & some other large towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has a reasonable amount of light industry & employs many workers in such sectors as plastics, computer software and pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is widely known for its football team Maidenhead United (referred to as the Magpies) which plays at York Road claimed to be one of the oldest grounds on the globe. Maidenhead United were established in 1870 & were one of the original fifteen entries in the 1st F.A. Cup tournament held in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Attractions: Certainly one of the main tourist attractions for individuals visiting Maidenhead is needless to say the Thames itself, with its boating, its natural beauty, its flora and fauna and its gorgeous riverside walks. If for no other justification than this, the town is really worth a look. For those of you interested by the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. Here you'll learn about Maidenhead history from Roman times right up to the present and enjoy written documents, photographs and antiquities pertaining to Maidenhead and its past. Movie buffs might well want to go to the eight-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whereas sporting fans may go and watch Maidenhead United play football at their York Road stadium, or perhaps go to the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its superb pool and massive selection of sports and activities provided for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Bracknell Ski Slope, Gleniffer Stables, Old Thatch Gardens, Slough Museum, Church Wood, Black Park, Bekonscot Model Village, Whoosh Play Centre, Montem Leisure Centre, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Beeches, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Pullingshill Wood, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Popes Meadow, Ray Mill Island, Wayside Stables, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Edwards Amusements, River and Rowing Museum, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Extreme Motion Skate Park, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Legoland Windsor, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Homefield Wood.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Pondwood Lane, Vicarage Gardens, Court Drive, Lime Walk, Spencers Close, Harrow Close, Hillside, Desborough Crescent, Brock Lane, Wellhouse Road, The Pound, Highfield Road, Oak Stubbs Lane, Cumbria Close, Forlease Close, Penshurst Road, Firs Lane, Pages Wharf, Silvertrees Drive, Whurley Way, Partridge Mead, Barn Close, Horseguards Drive, Providence Place, Dean Lane, Camperdown, Norden Close, Coln Close, Breadcroft Road, Birdwood Road, Stroud Farm Road, Hazell Close, Pinkneys Drive, Frogmill Spinney, Brayfield Road, Prince Andrew Close, Ferry Road, Greenways Drive, Belmont Vale, Highfield Lane, Allenby Road, Shoppenhangers Road, Earlsfield, Paget Drive, The Hyde, Collier Close, Ross Road, Nursery Road, Brownfield Gardens, Monycrower Drive, Gays Lane.

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