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Nominations are now open for the Active Maldon District Sports Awards 2016 which will take place on Monday 31 October at Blackwater Leisure Centre. Nominees must live within or be associated with a club in the Maldon District. (Award winners may be eligible for the Essex Sports Awards due to take place later in the year) Nomination form.

Maldon was chosen as one of the landing sites of a planned French invasion of Britain in 1744.[citation needed] However, the French invasion fleet was wrecked in storms, and their forces never landed.

Specially trained staff at Maldon District Tourist Information Centre (TIC) are on hand to offer expert and friendly advice to help you make the most of your visit. Situated just off Maldon High Street in Wenlock Way, the Centre offers a selection of free guides and brochures to help you understand and appreciate this unique area.

For historic grandeur, the Thames Sailing Barges are hard to beat. Topsail Charters based at the Hythe Quay, offers excursions around the Crouch and Blackwater Estuaries, including birdwatching trips, historical tours, barge races and overnighters.

Tugboat Brent moored on the River Blackwater

Maldon Museum Located by the gates of Promenade Park it houses a large collection of displays depicting the history of Maldon

A414 - Spital Road and Limebrook Way roundabouts. Essex County Council working to improve traffic flow. Find out further information at Essex County Council Highways.

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Maldon has been the setting for numerous television productions, including Lawless Heart (2001) starring Bill Nighy, and BBC1's The Murder Game (2003) where numerous Blackwater Estuary locations were used including Green's Flour Mill at the bottom of Market Hill and Steeple Marshes. One episode of the TV series Lovejoy featuring Ian McShane was also filmed there.

Combined Military Services Museum Huge range of exhibits conveying the history of warfare and weapons from the middle ages to the present day

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This former pumping station houses a giant triple expansion steam pumping engine and many other power-related exhibits. A miniature steam railway operates on the first Sunday each month and at a variety of events taking place throughout the year.

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Designated a Conservation Area, the aerodrome is now the subject of a sympathetic restoration project to return it to its former state. The buildings that have been restored include the Pilot’s Ready Room and the Flight Commander’s office, which is now a museum.

Ask a top chef about salt and they’ll almost certainly cite sea salt flakes from Maldon as their favourite. Good cooks of all kinds agree. Unashamedly foodie, we revel in the taste that a little seasoning from Maldon salt brings to dishes from every day to gourmet.

Maldon and the surrounding area are the setting for a series of books by the prolific author, S. L. Bensusan.[17] Bensusan's stories recall a lost way of life among the towns and villages in the area, and along the local coastline and marshland. In Bensusan's books, Maldon is called Market Waldron.

In the 17th century Thomas Plume started the Plume Library to house over 8,000 books and pamphlets printed between 1487 and his death in 1704; the collection has been added to at various times since 1704. The Plume Library is to be found at St Peter's Church. Only the original tower survives, the rest of the building having been rebuilt by Thomas Plume to house his library (on the first floor) and what was Maldon Grammar School (on the ground floor).

Welcome to Maldon, where we take a slightly salt-centric view of the world. Rightly so, because we’ve been producing the finest natural Maldon sea salt here for the last 130 years. Salt as it should be, hand-harvested with the distinctive flaky texture and taste that lends a certain piquancy to virtually any dish.

Maldon also features in the Marvel Comics Universe, the twin superheroes Psylocke and Captain Britain were born and brought up in Maldon.

Natural, traditional, Maldon salt is ancient and modern. Start seasoning with substance.

Maldon has a Non-League football club Maldon & Tiptree F.C. who play at the Wallace Binder Ground.

Byrhtnoth statue marking the Battle of Maldon in 991

Museum of Power Langford The old water pumping station exhibits includes working examples of power sources of all types and chronicles the major roles that they have played in history

This award-winning Museum houses an amazing collection of genuine British military artefacts dating from the 1400s to the present. Discover espionage items, uniforms and equipment including, MK2 ‘Cockle’ Canoe from ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ raid.

John Strutt was born in Langford Grove, Maldon, and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904.

The canal begins in Chelmsford and joins the Blackwater Estuary at the picturesque village at Heybridge Basin, passing through 12 locks. The towpath is walkable and passes the secluded Ulting Church, Beeleigh Falls and Beeleigh Abbey. Boat trips are available from Heybridge Basin.

The town holds the charitable Maldon mud race where competitors race across the Blackwater estuary at low tide, along the bank and back through the water. The race generated over £55,000[13] for charities in 2014. Maldon also hosts the international Maldon Festival,[14] which takes place each year in late June and July.

The Maldon District Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon CM9 5AD


John Cook (1918–1984) was a prolific 20th century Anglo-American composer, organist and church musician.

Edward Arthur Fitch, writing in about 1895, states that from London's Liverpool Street station to Maldon East station via Witham there were eight trains on weekdays and three on Sundays and that via Wickford there were five trains on weekdays and none on Sundays. The fastest train took 85 minutes via Witham and 82 minutes via Wickford.[11]

Explore our 350 miles of coastline, the longest shoreline of any county in England, a place of surprising wild beauty, rich in wildlife and sprinkled with history and hidden cultural gems.

Maldon Sea Salt has been produced in the town since 1882 by the Maldon Crystal Salt Company; it is also the location of the first self-service Tesco supermarket in the country established in 1956.[18]

Maldon (/ˈmɔːldən/, locally /ˈmɒldən/) is a town on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England. It is the seat of the Maldon District and starting point of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. It is most renowned for Maldon Sea Salt which is produced in the area.

The 75 miles of Maldon District’s coastline form a long distance trail which includes 10 SSSIs,the UK’s oldest chapel, 5 nature reserves, ancient battlegrounds, huge flocks of wading birds, Maldon’s famous Hythe Quay and Promenade Park and miles of distinctive saltmarsh.

The friendly Maldon District TIC team will help and advise you on where to go and what to do. The TIC stocks many interesting walks and maps for you to purchase and make the most of your visit to the area.

Edward Bright (1721–1750) was the "fat man of Maldon", a grocer who, at 47.5 stone (665 lb; 302 kg) was reputed to be the fattest man in England. His coat could encompass seven men. After his death, etchings of a painting of him were much sought after. His chair resides in the Moot Hall.

The line between Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers closed to passengers in 1939, the Maldon and Witham line closed in 1966. The nearest railway stations to Maldon are now Hatfield Peverel, Witham and North Fambridge. Hatfield Peverel is the closest railway station to the north of the town, whilst North Fambridge is closest to southern parts of the town.

Places to Visit Beeleigh Abbey Gardens The Moot Hall Maeldune Centre Museums Annual Events Maldon Mud Race Promenade Park Fireworks Christmas Fayre Blackwater Country Show Maldon Festival of Arts Maldon Carnival Heritage Open Days Maldon Art Trail MLSC Sponsored Row Maldon Town Regatta