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Places of interest in Addlestone, TW20
Nearby are Staines, Sunningdale, Englefield Green and Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, Old Windsor and Windsor itself. The area between Egham and Staines town centres is known as Egham Hythe.
The bridge was built to complement an earlier bridge built by Sir Edwin Lutyens  a low wide arch bridge built of brick to carry the A30 Staines By-pass. It is an open spandrel arch of the same basic shape, but is made up of a series of parallel concrete frames. These allow light to penetrate underneath and transfer loads vertically to avoid disturbing the foundations of the earlier bridge. The motorway bridge was recently widened to six lanes each way. It is one of four bridges carrying motorway traffic across the Thames, the others being the QE2 Bridge, the M3 Chertsey Bridge and the M4 Thames Bridge, Maidenhead.
The Egham campus was founded in 1879 by the Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway. Royal Holloway College was a women-only institution, and was officially opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria. Royal Holloway College became a member of the University of London in 1900. In 1945, the College began admitting male postgraduate students, and in 1965, male undergraduates. In 1985, Royal Holloway College merged with Bedford College (another formerly all-women's college in London which was founded in 1849 and, like Royal Holloway College, joined the University of London in 1900 and became fully co-educational in 1965). The merged college was named Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (RHBNC), this remaining the official registered name of the College by Act of Parliament. The campus is dominated by the Founder's Building, a Grade I listed red-brick building which is modelled on the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France.
On a more positive note the ticket office is now open Monday-Friday between 06:15 and 13:05 & Saturday from 07:55 to 14:45 whereas previously it was weekdays peak hours only. In recent years the platforms have been raised and more modern lighting erected. The most recent development has been the relaying of both down & up lines through the station replacing some very worn permanent way.
Stoke Poges is also mentioned in 20th century literature, in the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, where it is the location of a frequently-visited golf course. The golf course at Stoke Park Club (formerly Stoke Poges Golf Club) also appeared in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, during a crucial golf match played between the principal characters. Stoke Park Club also featured in the films Layer Cake, Wimbledon, Bride and Prejudice, and Bridget Jones' Diary. The 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only filmed its opening sequence, when Bond visits his wife's grave, in the graveyard outside St Giles Church. Part of the 2007 series Jekyll was also filmed on the boardwalk and surrounding area. In the 1963 film I Could Go On Singing, Judy Garland's character visits St. Giles' parish church with her son.
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