Wildridings

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Wildridings
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Wildridings Shops
Wildridings is located in Berkshire
Wildridings
Wildridings
 Wildridings shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU8668
Civil parish Bracknell
Unitary authority Bracknell Forest
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRACKNELL
Postcode district RG12
Dialling code 01344
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Bracknell
List of places
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England
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Coordinates: 51°24′25″N 0°45′36″W / 51.407°N 0.760°W / 51.407; -0.760

Wildridings is a suburb of Bracknell, in Berkshire, England.

The settlement lies between the A322 and A3095 roads, is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west of Bracknell town centre and is in the Wildridings and Central local council ward.[1] Wildridings was built in the late 1960s as the new town started expanding beyond the original planned four estates. It was the first estate in the town to use the practice of naming roads in alphabetical order without 'Road' or 'Street', e.g. Arncliffe, Bishopdale, Crossfell - in this case after names of Yorkshire Dales. In addition road traffic and pedestrians routes were separated.

Facilities include a small shopping centre with post office, several public houses and Wildridings Primary School.[1]. Mill Pond is a large lake offering leisure facilities, play areas, a skate park and angling.[2] There is no industrial development.

The Offence (1973), a psychological thriller with Sean Connery and Ian Bannen, was filmed in Bracknell. The bulk of the outdoor scenes were taken from March to April, 1972 around Wildridings, specifically Arncliffe, Crossfell, Mill Pond and Mill Lane.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward Map for Wildrings and Central". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mill Park and Mill Pond". Bracknell Town Council. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Filming Locations for The Offence". IMDb. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

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