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.

2014 DATES FOR BEELEIGH ABBEY GARDENS NOW ANNOUNCED

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens will be open to the public on eight days in 2014.

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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.

 


 Events in the next seven days
EASTER SHOW
Sunday 20th April 2014 10am - 4.30pm
MUSEUM OF POWER, Hatfield road, Langford, Maldon   CM9 6QA
Don’t miss this event when the gigantic pumping engine “Marshall” is in steam! There will be displays of classic vehicles and old machinery, live music, craft stalls and rides on the miniature steam railway (fare £1.00). There is a tearoom and a riverside picnic area.
Cost: Adult £6.00 Senior £5.00 Children 5-15 £3.00 under 5 free.
More details: 01621 843183
Easter Egg Hunt at Maldon Promenade Park
Sunday 20th April 2014 Event Starts at 11:00am until 4pm
Promenade Park, Mill Road, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Come join in the 2nd Easter Egg Hunt at Promenade Park. Your little ones can solve the riddle of Easter by finding clues scattered around the small play area and maze. The puzzle will take no longer that an hour to complete There will also be Ring the Bell and children's lucky dip. Every entry will receive an Easter treat and have the chance to win some large Easter Eggs. This activity is suitable for children under the age of 13. A responsible adult must accompany the children all times
Cost: Entry is only £1 per child for the Easter Egg Hunt
More details: Sarah on 07830 385155 or Email rob@maldoncarnival.co.uk
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Friday 25th April 2014 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Light refreshments, parking.
Cost: Adult £5.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free
More details: 07779 223321
The Counterfeits Band appearting at the Norton
Saturday 26th April 2014 8.30 pm
The Norton Public House, 54 Latchingdon Road, Cold Norton, Essex   CM3 6JJ
New name, new line up for this popular covers band.
Cost: Free
More details: 01621 826948
Dawn Chorus Walk
Saturday 26th April 2014 04:30
Elms Farm Park main entrance, off Heybridge Approach, Maldon  
Everyone welcome - Please bring binoculars, a small torch and bird identification books if you have them. As well as common birds such as robin, song thrush, mallard etc, there will be a good chance of seeing or hearing bullfinch, turtle dove, reed warbler, whitethroat, nightingale and many more.
Cost: Free
More details: 01621 875836 or email: roy.read@maldon.gov.uk
Find more on the events page
Details of the Maldon Mud Race 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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