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What is it like in Maidenhead?


In doing so it embraces some of the loveliest countryside in the Middle Thames, the river’s best sailing reach, a world-famous punting course, and laps the edge of the Chiltern spur where history has been made down the ages to the present day – from Saxon battles and Christian baptisms, to modern politics.  Unhappily punting has moved away and the power boats have taken over, but the scullers are still on the water.

As the Thames performs its geographical duty of marking the county boundary between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, it ambles along a gentle right-hand curve from Hurley to Bray, to complete a half-circle.

Professional footballer Andy King grew up in Maidenhead, and attended Furze Platt Senior School. He plays for Leicester City and helped them win the English Premier League title in 2016.

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There is something for everyone at Maidenhead Golf Club so why not contact us and find out. 

Flowers, photographs and vegetables were on display at the Waltham St Lawrence village show on Sunday, September 11.

Our restaurant can seat up to 120 for dinner for weddings, conferences and other events.

Situated on the River Thames, the town is a rowing centre. Maidenhead Rowing Club organises the Maidenhead Regatta which, along with Marlow Regatta and Henley Regatta, is often seen as a testing ground for olympic rowing athletes. Maidenhead has often seen winners go on to represent the United Kingdom at the Olympic games.

The head office of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is based in Maidenhead on Marlow Road.

Maidenhead's riverside location has drawn many celebrities, including former broadcaster Michael Parkinson (b. 1935). The Spice Girls shared a house in Maidenhead for a year preceding their rise to stardom.[22]

Waltham Place Estate on Church Hill includes an ornamental garden integrated within a 200-acre (81 ha) organic and biodynamic farm estate. It is promoted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.[13]

The town is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, with an urban population of around 80,000. It was previously an independent municipal borough. The town is one of the safest Conservative seats in the country, with the current MP for the Maidenhead Constituency being Theresa May (Conservative), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The mayor is Councillor Sayonara Luxton (Conservative).[6]

Essayist and novelist Nick Hornby (b. 1957) was educated at Maidenhead Grammar School (now Desborough School),[19] as were children's television presenter and radio show host Toby Anstis (b. 1968),[20] author and broadcaster John O'Farrell (b. 1962),[21] athlete Mark Richardson (b. 1972) and well known "Dragon" Peter Jones (b. 1966).

The distances between Maidenhead and surrounding towns is as follows:

                                Geoff Morris                  Denise Starr   Club Captain                Ladies' Captain

The town's football team, Maidenhead United, play at York Road, which is the oldest football ground in the world continuously used by the same team.

The A4 runs through the town and crosses the Thames over Maidenhead Bridge. The town lies adjacent to junction 8/9 on the M4 motorway (accessed via the A404(M) and A308(M)). The M4 and M40 are linked by the A404(M)/ A404 which skirts the western side of Maidenhead.

All Saints' Church, Boyne Hill was completed in 1857 is one of the finest examples of the early work of the architect G. E. Street. The site is also regarded by many as the premier architectural site in the town. The church, consecrated on 2 December 1857 by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, became the first ecclesiastical parish in the Borough of Maidenhead.[8]

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Maidenhead is in England's Silicon Corridor along the M4 motorway west of London. Many residents commute to work in London, or to the towns of Slough and Reading. Due to its similar character, Maidenhead is sometimes called the Bruges of middle England.

Just down the road is one of Britain's culinary capitals, the village of Bray. This village contains the Roux Brothers' Waterside Inn as well as Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, which has held the accolade 'best restaurant in the world' and Giancarlo Caldesi's Caldesi in Campagna.

Maidenhead boasts a wide variety of regular and visiting markets including continental, farmers' and arts markets offering shoppers a unique experience.

To find out more about the history of Maidenhead why not visit Maidenhead Heritage Centre?

At the heart of the half-circle is Maidenhead.  Since Edwardian days it has been a place for fun.  Once it was champagne parties, camping punts and Guard’s Club occasions, culminating in the season’s most fashionable event ‘Ascot Sunday’, a day of finery on the river. 

During the 1920s Maidenhead had a string of harmless drinking clubs which earned it notoriety but its naughty past began much earlier, when the Gaiety girls were lodged here; in fact there is a short piece of riverside known locally as Gaiety Row. 

In September 2011 the town hosted the first ever Maidenhead Half Marathon.

Stan is a handsome fluffy ginger and white cat about five to six years old.

Pinkneys Green in the town was home to Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015), whose heroic efforts rescued 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia just before the outbreak of World War II. There is a statue of him at Maidenhead Railway Station.

The club house provides excellent facilities with top quality catering and we are proud of our friendly and thriving social environment which enhances the enjoyment of members and visitors alike.

When the Great Western Railway came to the town, it began to expand. Muddy roads were replaced and public services were installed. The High Street began to change again and substantial Victorian red brick architecture began to appear throughout the town. Maidenhead became its own entity in 1894, being split from the civil parishes of both Bray and Cookham.

A charity cake sale was held to raise money for Rosie’s Rainbow Fund at Redroofs Theatre School on Tuesday.

Maidenhead lies immediately west of the Taplow ridge; a wooded spur of the Chilterns which rises dramatically above one of the most scenic stretches of the Thames. The ridge is crowned by the spectacular Cliveden House which can be seen from various parts of the town.

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Today the accent is on art, music, drama and dance festivals.  Actors, film stars, television personalities, air-line pilots, ballet dancers, models, many of them instantly recognisable, live hereabouts and may be brushed shoulders with in the supermarkets.  In the villages, particularly Cookham, artists, both professional and amateur abound.

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Edd China (1971-), an English TV presenter, mechanic, motor specialist and inventor lives and works here.

Maidenhead was originally the planned western terminus for the Crossrail line (to and through London) until Reading station, situated 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Maidenhead, was chosen.

Maidenhead's industries include: software, plastics, pharmaceuticals, printing and telecommunications.

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