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March 21, 2012

Marlow Buckinghamshire England

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 11:39 am

Marlow Buckinghamshire England – Marlow (14,000 inhabitants, previously Great Marlow or Chipping Marlow ) is a small British town situated on the banks of the River Thames. Marlow lies on the River Thames next to the A 404, which intersects the north-east of the town with the A 4155. The town of High Wycombe is to the north, Maidenhead about 6 miles to the south, Reading is located 15 km to the southwest and to Heathrow airport in the southeast it is about 20 km. The town of Marlow is known for one of the oldest suspension bridges in Europe, designed by William Tierney Clark, it was built between 1829 and 1832. Marlow is a popular place for a walk along the River Thames, especially when the weather is fine. Also worth seeing is the church of All Saints. Marlow is a driving distance of about 5 miles from High Wycombe in the county of Buckinghamshire.

View a useful Marlow map here:

March 16, 2012

Abingdon Oxfordshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:39 pm

Abingdon Oxfordshire – Located just to the south of Oxford on the River Thames , is a town in Oxfordshire called Abingdon with a population of about 36,000. Abingdon only joined the county of Oxfordshire in 1974: it was formerly part of Berkshire . Abington grew around an abbey founded in the seventh century, and it has long been an important town, but was somewhat marginalized during the nineteenth century, especially in favour of Reading better served by the railway system. The town now enjoys the vitality of the Oxfordshire area and is home to several new technology companies. Abingdon is about 9 miles from the city of Oxford.

View an Abingdon map here:

April 29, 2011

Wokingham Berkshire

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 8:54 am

A busy rural market town located in the near to Reading in the county of Berkshire, United Kingdom, Wokingham has around 30,403 inhabitants. The history of the town harps back to Anglo-Saxon times, when it was a small settlement surrounded by oak trees. Wokingham still has some old Georgian houses and some pretty half-timbered cottages, if you search down some of the back streets, and the town itself is still quite attractive, and well worth a visit, if you are in the Berkshire area. At one time having a significant brick-making industry, and even longer ago, a bell foundry and silk manufacture, it now relies on more modern businesses such as computer software design. The St Paul’s parish church is not that old by English standards and was only built in the 1860’s. A nice place for a stroll when the weather is fine is the pretty Agates Meadow. Other nearby places include Crowthorne, Binfield and Bracknell.

November 23, 2010

Bucklebury Berkshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 2:34 pm

A civil parish and small village situated between Reading and Newbury in Berkshire, Bucklebury is the home village of Kate Middleton’s family. Bucklebury has a population of 2,066 and a parish church which dates from the 11th century (St Mary the Virgin). Mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), Bucklebury was one of King Edward the Confessor’s royal manors, before the Norman invasion of Britain. The Berkshire village was originally located right beside the River Pang, an area of woodland and heather close to the village is called Bucklebury Common.

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