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.
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
MALDON CARNIVAL WEEK
The 2014 Maldon Carnival procession is on Saturday August 2 with lots of activities in the preceeding week
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.
GLITTER & GLUE, CHILDRENS ARTS & CRAFTS - Part of Maldon Carnival Week
Friday 1st August 2014 2 – 4pm
Lower Plume School,
Maldon CM9 6AB Get your children dressed in old clothes and join us for some
painting, colouring, designing, modelling and sticky fun with our
GLITTER & GLUE (ARTS AND CRAFTS) children’s activity. This is one of
our busiest events and all the kids have great fun. This activity
runs for 2 hours. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Cost: Entry: £3 per child
More details: http://www.maldoncarnival.co.uk
Steve Marshall & Friends Charity Cancer Gig
Saturday 2nd August 2014 2.30pm - 11pm
King Hall (rear of The Copnstitutional Club),
Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8AA Steve Mitchell & Jacky Lawrence are raising funds for Farleigh Hospice, Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support with a Charity Cancer Gig featuring Steve Marshall & Friends on Saturday 2nd August at King Hall (rear of The Constitutional Club), High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AA from 2.30pm – 11pm.
Bar available, marquee, BBQ and raffle, with a host of supporting local musicians who are generously donating their time.
Entry by Wrist band, minimum £1 donation, children under 12 free
Cost: Minimum £1 donation
Maldon Carnival Procession
Saturday 2nd August 2014 14.15
Fambridge Road and High Street to Promenade Park, Maldon Carnival 100th Procession will leave Cross Road at approx. 2.15pm and will parade up the Fambridge Road and down the High Street to the Promenade Park where there will be stalls.
BIKEMEET Motorcycle show
Sunday 3rd August 2014 10am - 4.30pm
MUSEUM OF POWER,
Hatfield Road, Langford,
Maldon CM9 6QA Classic, historic & race motorcycles, trial riding display. Miniature steam train rides, live music & family entertainment. Museum is open with working steam engine and historic machinery.
Cost: Adults £6.00 Concessions £5.00 Children 5-15 £3.00 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