Maidenhead lies on the west bank of the River Thames and forms part of the county of Berkshire. One of the largest settlements in the area, Maidenhead has a rich and fascinating history. Recorded as Ellington in the Domesday Book, the town's present name refers to the `new wharf', or `Maiden Hythe', on the riverside. Upon the coming of the Great Western Railway, the town underwent significant expansion. Today, Maidenhead is a thriving town with a population of 78,000 people.
In Maidenhead Through Time, authors Elias Kupfermann and Carol Dixon-Smith invite the reader on a captivating photographic tour of Maidenhead past and present, showcasing the town's many historical features. From industry to entertainment, shops to parks, every aspect of Maidenhead's past is explored in this fascinating volume. Maidenhead Through Time is essential reading for anyone who knows and loves this Berkshire town.
Elias Kupfermann has been carrying out historical research in the United Kingdom for over thirty years. He has a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Wales, and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. He is currently studying for a PhD in History, at the Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester. He writes a local history column covering Berkshire and Buckinghamshire for a local newspaper. Elias gives regular talks on his passion for history and make new and exciting discoveries. He is also an archaeologist and has excavated sites throughout Europe and the Middle East. Born in Belfast, and brought up in a community steeped in history, it isn't surprising that a childhood interest became a lifelong passion. Carol Dixon-Smith taught history at secondary level before going on to research the subject for academic purposes. She has been a full-time Bookseller and Events Manager for many years, is the founder and Director of the Thames Valley History Festival, and is an active member of the Windsor Local History Group as well as Editor of their journal 'Windlesora'.