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.
It is also well known for its Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago.
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. By the gates of the park is the Maldon Museum with displays of local social and industrial history.
Situated on the banks of the river Balckwater, this park has been a haven for generations of families
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power offer interest for all ages
Explore the Blackwater Estuary and beyond with one of the many boat trips available from Maldon
WHERE TO STAY
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
2014 DATES FOR BEELEIGH ABBEY GARDENS NOW ANNOUNCED
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens will be open to the public on eight days in 2014.
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.
Palm Wine & Stout
Thursday 13th March 2014 7:30pm
Maldon Town Hall,
Maldon CM9 4RL A moving & magical journey full of family secrets.
East Anglia’s regional touring theatre company Eastern Angles are back on the road this Spring with their latest show, Palm Wine & Stout. Written by acclaimed poet and playwright Segun Lee-French, this funny and emotional play is based on the writer’s own visit back to a small Nigerian village in search of his father. The story, which focuses on Taiye, a young British man on a quest to find out more about his African heritage, draws some
Cost: Full price £12, Concessions £11
More details: www.easternangles.co.uk
General Knowledge Quiz
Thursday 13th March 2014 8.00 pm
The Norton Public House,
54 Latchingdon Road,
Cold Norton, Essex CM3 6JJ This quiz returns to the Norton on second Thursday of each month.
More details: 01621 826948
Sunday 16th March 2014 10am - 4pm
MUSEUM OF POWER,
Hatfield Road, Langford,
Maldon CM9 6QA Fascinating Mad Science demonstrations and children’s activities take place through the day with Plasma Penny. The museum and tearoom will be open with miniature steam train rides (fare £1.00). The fun starts at 10am!
Cost: Adult admission £5.00 Senior £4.50 children (5-15) £2.50 under 5 free.
More details: 01621 843183
All Information on these pages has been compiled from information from third parties and which may be subject to change or cancellation.
As we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies you are advised to confirm details with the various organisers before embarking on a long journey