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Maidenhead Bridge
Maidenhead Bridge
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Brief Description: 105th slide in series showing two bridges at Maidenhead with two ladies in a skiff.
Subject Date: 1911
Creator: Parker, W
Owner: Oxfordshire CC
Contributor: Centre for Oxfordshire Studies
Full Description: Maidenhead and a view of the Two Bridges over the Thames. Maidenhead was anciently know as South Ealington, and its present name is derived from Maiden Hithe ie new wharf, for a large wharf or hithe formerly stood near the bridge. It was at the Greyhound Inn (not now existing) that Charles I took at last farewell of his children. Most of the history of the town centres about the bridge. The old bridge was of wood, and one tree a year was granted from Windsor Forest for its repair. The first bridge in the picture is the Railway Bridge and beneath it, there is a very curious vibrating echo, hence the local appellation "Sounding Arch"
Collection: Parker
Place: Maidenhead, River Thames, England
Dimensions: Height: 2571mm, Width: 3467mm
Subject: Bridge, Lantern slide, Parker, Skiff, Source to Sea
Content Type: Lantern slides
Location: Centre for Oxfordshire Studies
Unique ID: tp-ox-pkr_105_maidenhead_bridge-i-00-001.jpg
IPR: ThamesPilot
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