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Location: Berkshire, Home Counties, UK.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An ancient town with a story going back to early Saxon periods, Maidenhead is situated in the county of Berkshire in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead around 40 kilometres from central London. Maidenhead has got a populace of about 78,000 & rests on the banks of the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a sizeable 'dormitory' suburb of London, but is a decent venue for exploring the appealing nearby countryside. The River Thames at this point is traversed by an 18th century road bridge plus a wonderful railway bridge designed in the mid-nineteenth century by the first-class engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge was the setting of Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The River Thames at Maidenhead is furthermore noted for Boulter's Lock, a favorite boating meeting place & beauty spot. West of Maidenhead you can find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the famous brewers 12 Shire horses can be viewed, accompanied by a presentation on the historical past of those horses. In the town itself are almshouses dating from 1659. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an intriguing collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a public park, & the mill later became a hotel. The well known house of Cliveden looks down on the Thames in nearby Taplow.

The Historic Past of Maidenhead: The former settlement of Maiden Hythe started by the the Thames during Anglo-Saxon times. The well known bridge across the river was built in around 1777 (for around £19,000), the initial wooden bridge, first erected in 1255 had a wharf alongside it & it is from this that the town is thought to have derived its current name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Following the building of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead grew to be an essential stopping off place for travellers making the journey from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The train service arrived at Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a railway bridge was erected over the river designed by the exceptional Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Over the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead developed into popular riverside resort for London's wealthy and rich and the hotel adjacent to the river became the hang-out of famous playboys of those times. Soon after the arrival of the railway the town grew pretty quickly & in 1894 it split from the parishes of Cookham and Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Twenty-first century Maidenhead is in the heart of 'communter country' & its key location on the A4/ M4 makes it a key town for the region. Even though many travel from Maidenhead to London & other significant towns in the region, Maidenhead itself has some light industry and employs many in such industries as plastics, pharmaceuticals & computer software.

Maidenhead is renowned for its soccer team Maidenhead United (nicknamed the Magpies) who play at York Rd one of the oldest football pitches in the world. Maidenhead United were formed in 1870 and were one of the first 15 competitors in the very first F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Attractions in and Near Maidenhead: Without doubt one of the leading attractions for people going to Maidenhead is undoubtedly the Thames itself, with its boating, its natural charm, its flora and fauna and its stunning riverside walks. If no purpose other than this, the town is truly worth checking out. For individuals interested by the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must visit place. Here you'll learn about Maidenhead history from Roman times up to the present day and view photos, written documents and antiquities relating to the town and its history. Film addicts might well wish to head for the eight-screen Odeon cinema, whilst sporting enthusiasts may go and see Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road ground, or maybe check out the Magnet Leisure Centre with its awesome swimming pool and vast range of recreation activities and sports available for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Windsor Leisure Centre, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Bisham Woods, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Slough Ice Arena, Kidwells Park, Popes Meadow, Berkshire Paintball Park, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Windsor Castle, Langley Leisure Centre, Ray Mill Island, Gleniffer Stables, Absolutely Karting, Windsor Great Park, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Premier Karting, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Wayside Stables, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Edwards Amusements, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Beeches, Pullingshill Wood, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Black Park, Church Wood, Wycombe Museum, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Skirmish Wycombe, Snakes and Ladders at Slough.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Stratford Gardens, Ray Lea Road, Ostler Gate, Bray Road, Northfield Road, Fawley Close, Hibbert Road, Clarefield Road, Havelock Road, Bottle Lane, Foliejohn Way, Old Mill Lane, Blenheim Road, Arundel Close, Cedar Drive, Court Close, Frogmill, Bartletts Lane, Rolls Lane, Oldfield View, Switchback Road South, Silver Close, Rainsborough Chase, Holmwood Close, Winter Hill Road, Lancaster Road, Switchback Close, Bell Court, Cumbria Close, Vicarage Walk, Pearce Drive, Foxborough Court, Ebsworth Close, Station Hill, Fullbrook Close, Autumn Walk, Chestnut Close, Bargeman Road, Moor Lane, Sherwood Drive, Curls Road, Poundfield Lane, Danes Gardens, Worcester Close, Sawyers Crescent, Greenfields, Boundary Road, Cheviot Close, Moorside Close, Hanover Mead, Wayside Mews.

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