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.
Maldon Art Trail
Saturday 24th September 2016 to Saturday 1st October 2016
In and Around Maldon,
The Art Trail showcases the work of local artists in shops, cafés, and public buildings in and around Maldon. From paintings and photographs to sculptures, textiles, millinery, and paper-cutting, the diverse range of work that has appeared over the years proves time and time again, the talent of the region’s artists.
Many of the exhibits will be displayed in windows and viewable 24/7 for the duration of the trail but please check the art trail website for more detail.
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Children’s activity days at Stow Maries
Saturday 1st October 2016 10am to 3pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome,
Hackmans Lane, Purleigh,
Do you have children between 8 and 14 years? Join STO-Kers at Stow Maries Aerodrome on the 1st Sat of each month. From paper planes to creating 'build and fly’ models, gliders & rockets through to technology used in the radio control of model planes - we’ll be on a journey of discovery. Reserve your place(s) by emailing email@example.com
Saturday 1st October
Saturday 5th November
Saturday 3rd December
Saturday 7th January
Saturday 4th February
Saturday 4th March
Cost: £5:00 per child plus the standard £8:00 entrance for the accompanying adult
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While & Matthews at Maldon Town Hall
Sunday 2nd October 2016 20:00
Maldon Town Hall,
Multi award winning folk duo. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists. Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion.
Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer & percussion.
More details: Contact: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503 Email: email@example.com