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There are three areas in this section, maps and street plans; books about Maidenhead and the surrounding area; and books about England and Great Britain. Follow the links to move to the Amazon site. Towards the bottom you can find a search box where you can search for further titles of interest.
 
Maps and street plans

A selection of maps and street atlases covering Maidenhead and the surrounding area.

A-Z Street Plan of Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead and Eton A-Z Street Plan of Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead and Eton
Geographers' A-Z Map Company / Paperback / Published 1994.
Sheet plan of the above towns including all road names.

Landranger Map 0175: Reading, Windsor & Surrounding Area
Ordnance Survey / Paperback / Published March 2000.
Colour map suitable for walkers/cyclists showing footpaths and lanes as well as all roads. Maidenhead is roughly central and the map also covers Windsor, Slough, High Wycombe, Henley on Thames, Reading, Ascot and Camberley. Total map area 40 square kilometres, scale 1:50,000.

OS / Philip's Pocket Street Atlas: Berkshire OS / Philip's Pocket Street Atlas: Berkshire
Paperback
A pocket street atlas of Berkshire, with detailed monochrome mapping at a scale of 2.5 inches to one mile. It also includes information on hospitals, police stations, schools and other places of major significance and an index of street names and an index of towns and villages.

OS / Philip's Street Atlas: Berkshire
Hardback
As above but hardback and with a scale of 3.5 inches to one mile.

OS / Philip's Street Atlas: Berkshire
Spiral A4 size
As above but in A4 page size with a spiral binder and with a scale of 3.5 inches to one mile.

Books about Maidenhead and the surrounding area

Three days in May
A G Grylls (Editor) / Paperback / Published November 2000
A record of the unique Maidenhead project which captured three days in May 2000 with amateur photos of the area. Around 200 colour photographs on 120 pages. Some lovely images and includes a foreward by local celebrity Rolf Harris and an essay by Luke Over (local historian). Subject categories include relaxing, moving and consuming. Published by the Maidenhead Millennium Photography Project. All proceeds from book sales go to local charities.

Images of Maidenhead
Luke Over, Maidenhead Advertiser / Hardcover / Published 1997.
Contains 189 pages of black & white photographs from the archives of the Maidenhead Advertiser newspaper. Covers events from the last 130 years in the history of the town and surrounding area. Luke Over is a local historian.

The Hidden Places of the Thames Valley The Hidden Places of the Thames Valley
Joanna Billing, Sarah Bird (Illustrator)
Part of the "Hidden Places" travel guide series. Investigates the scenery and beauty of both Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Includes information about the quieter venues for food, accommodation and places of interest.

Berkshire Pub Guide
Published in 1999 by CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale)
A pub guide covering the whole of the Berkshire region, with the emphasis on pubs which include real ale. Our
eating & drinking guide covers the Maidenhead area - East Berkshire. Well put together with over 700 pubs. Includes maps and recommended establishments as well as a section on local breweries.

Are You Married or Do You Live in Maidenhead? Are You Married or Do You Live in Maidenhead?
Bridget Hole
A look at the more sordid past in Maidenhead in the early part of the 20th century - 316 pages.

Around Maidenhead in Old Photographs
Myra Hayles, Beryl Hedges / Paperback / Published 1994.
More than 200 black & white photographs of Maidenhead and surrounds, approximate 5 mile radius, including White Waltham, Bray, Bisham and Cookham. 128 pages.

100 Walks in Oxfordshire and Berkshire 100 Walks in Oxon and Berkshire
Paperback / Published 1997.
Features 100 circular walks ranging from 2-12 miles. The walks have a map, points of interest, and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking. This volume covers the Chiltern Hills and the Ridgeway, and the parklands of Royal Berkshire.

Maidenhead - a Pictorial History
Luke Over / Hardcover / Published 1990.
The local historian Luke Over presents 152 black & white photos of Maidenhead and the surrounding area.

Books about England/Great Britain for visitors
England: The Rough Guide England: the Rough Guide
The honest and unique writing style of the Rough Guides gives an invaluable aid to a visit anywhere. No photos, no gloss and no icing of the tourist traps; this guide will show you the basics - how to survive everyday life and where to go to see the real parts of England. Where to stay, eat and drink are also included, with the emphasis on cheaper options. Ideal for a longer trip - we take Rough Guides wherever we go.
Eyewitness Travel Guides: Britain Eyewitness Travel Guides: Britain
Thorough information with plenty of colour photos and an emphasis on the more popular tourist sites and areas. Also provides some of the similar information that the Rough Guide does (above) like use of the telephones and where to stay etc. For a short visit, concentrating on the tourist areas, this is your book.

 

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