Wildridings

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Wildridings
Bracknell- Wildridings shops.jpg
Wildridings Shops
Wildridings is located in Berkshire
Wildridings
Wildridings
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU8668
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRACKNELL
Postcode districtRG12
Dialling code01344
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire
51°24′25″N 0°45′36″W / 51.407°N 0.760°W / 51.407; -0.760Coordinates: 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" (PDF). 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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