This ancient Essex town of Maldon, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.
MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.
Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago is popular with visitors and residents alike. This park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park.
You can even hire a beach hut for the day.
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Explore the Blackwater Estuary with one of the many boat trips available
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. At the junction of the High Street and Market Hill stands the tower of St Peters which is attached to the building erected in 1704 by Dr Thomas Plume to house his famous library and the Maldon's grammar school. The school has long since moved and the ground floor now contains the Maeldune Centre which displays the Maldon Embroidery depicting life in the town from the Battle of Maldon to the present day.
Further along is the Moot Hall, built in the 15th century for the d'Arcy family and most recently used as the council chambers, magistrates court and police station. Another few yards and you will reach the 13th century All Saints' Church, famous for it's trianglar tower and Washington Window.
Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old railway station building which has survived despite the railway being closed in 1964. At the end of Station Road you will find the Combined Military Services Museum containing a large collection of weapons and armoury and other displays.
Annual Maldon Crabbing Competition
Saturday 3rd September 2016 11:00-15:00
The competition is open to children and adults of all ages, but children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will take place from 12:00pm by the Boating Lake. Registration 12:00 – 2:00, Competition starts at 12:30 – 4:00, Weigh-In starts from: 3:00. Please bring your own bucket, bait and line. There will be prizes awarded:Under 10, 11-16, 16+ and adults.
Cost: £1.50 entry
More details: maldoncarnival.co.uk
American Car Show
Sunday 4th September 2016 10am - 4pm
Museum of Power,
Hatfiled Road, Langford,
Car Cruise through Maldon on 3rd
Classic American & custom cars, Hotrods, stalls,live music and family entertainment
Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)
'Astaria' model village open
"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by STEAM and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Cost: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £2
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Blackwater Leisure Charity Triathlon
Sunday 4th September 2016 07:30
Blackwater Leisure Centre (& Prom Park),
Blackwater Triathlon Club are hosting the annual Charity Triathlon. All racers begin with a pool swim at Blackwater Leisure Centre before a cycle on quiet roads and a run in Maldon's Promenade Park. Competitors can chose from a Novice distance which is great for beginners (200m swim, 12km Bike, 3km Run) or a Sprint distance race (400m swim, 23km bike, 6km run). All proceeds go to charity for more details go to http://www.entrycentral.com/event/100536
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