Scene of a British victory
Hens clucking along narrow windswept streets outnumber the population of this grubby hill town cowering under a gap-toothed castle ruin. Lombards built Maida, 15thC Albanians moved in and set up the local carpet-weaving industry. Maida Vale in London takes its name from this place: a victory for British land forces against the French in 1806. The photograph shows the typically rugged Calabrian Highland scenery in which Maida is located.