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Location: Berkshire (Berks), England, UK.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historical town with a history stretching back to early Saxon times, Maidenhead lies in the county of Berks in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead roughly forty km from central London. The town of Maidenhead has a populace of close to seventy eight thousand occupants and lies on the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a considerable 'dormitory' suburb of London, but it is a good region for checking out the nearby countryside. The River Thames at this point is crossed by an eighteenth century road bridge as well as a fine railway bridge designed in the mid-1800's by the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge is the setting of Joseph Mallord Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The River Thames at Maidenhead is furthermore known for Boulter's Lock, a favourite boating assembly point and beauty spot. Found to the west of the town is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the widely known brewery's twelve Shire horses can be seen, with a presentation on the background of the horses. In Maidenhead town itself you can observe almshouses dating from the mid-17th century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an exciting collection of paintings, sculpture, glassware & pottery. Ray Mill Island is a public park, and the mill was later turned into a hotel. The well known house of Cliveden looks down on the Thames in neighbouring Taplow.

Maidenhead Historic Past: The former settlement of Maiden Hythe started by the river during Anglo-Saxon times. The famous bridge across the Thames was built in around 1777 (at a cost of nineteen thousand pounds), the initial bridge of wood construction, first erected in 1255 had a wharf next to it and it is from this that the town is deemed to have got its name (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the erection of this first bridge, Maidenhead evolved into an important stopping off point for travellers making the route from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 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 exceptional Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Throughout the 19th Century Maidenhead became a popular riverside destination for London's affluent & prosperous & the hotel on the river came to be the hang-out of infamous playboys of the day. Soon after the coming of the railway Maidenhead expanded dramatically and in 1894 it broke up from the parishes of Bray & Cookham, becoming a town in its own right.

Contemporary Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' & its key location on the A4/ M4 makes it a vital commercial centre for the area. While a great many travel from Maidenhead to The city of london and various other large towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has a bit of light industry and employs many in such industries as pharmaceuticals, plastics and computer software.

Maidenhead is widely known for its football team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) which plays at York Rd one of the oldest football pitches on the planet. Maidenhead United were formed in 1870 and were one of the original fifteen competitors in the 1st F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Things to Do Around Maidenhead: Without doubt one of the key sights for tourists visiting Maidenhead is needless to say the River Thames itself, with its boating, its natural splendor, its flora and fauna and its agreeable riverside walks. If no reason other than this, the town is worthy of a trip. For those of you very much interested in the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum must be the first port of call. Here you can find out about Maidenhead history from the Roman period up to modern times and enjoy records, artifacts and photographs related to the town and its historic past. Film lovers might well wish to head to the 8-screen Odeon cinema, while sporting enthusiasts may go and see the local Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road stadium, or possibly visit the Magnet Leisure Centre using its terrific swimming pool and amazing range of activities and sports provided for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Playtrain, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Wycombe Museum, Braywick Nature Centre, Whoosh Play Centre, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Bisham Woods, Bekonscot Model Village, Beeches, Homefield Wood, River and Rowing Museum, Windsor Castle, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Premier Karting, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Savill Garden, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Windsor Great Park, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Bracknell Ice Skating, Dorney Court, Waltham Place, Hobbs of Henley, Windsor Leisure Centre, Cliveden Gardens and Maze, Wayside Stables, Church Wood, Old Thatch Gardens.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Clare Road, Suffolk Road, Blenheim Road, The Moor, Poundfield Lane, Cadogan Close, Kings Lane, Kimbers Lane, St Patricks Close, Gordon Road, Cannon Lane, Gwendale, Summerleaze Road, Boulters Lock Island, Money Row Green, The Rushes, Sherbourne Drive, Groves Way, Elmwood, Foxborough Court, Lock Avenue, Grove Road, Cavendish Close, Culley Way, Salters Close, Astor Close, Battlemead Close, Heathcote, Briar Glen, Hatfield Close, Hill Side, Howarth Road, Canon Hill Way, Dhoon Rise, Sutton Road, Highfield Road, Broadwater Park, Islet Park, Nursery Road, Canon Hill Drive, Oldfield View, Cannon Court Road, Mulberry Walk, Wessex Way, Highway Avenue, Hall Place Lane, Knowsley Close, Park Corner, Oakhurst, Alvista Avenue, Bell Court.

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