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Encyclopedia > Maldon, Essex
Maldon

Maldon shown within Essex
Population 59,433
OS grid reference TL848070
District Maldon
Shire county Essex
Region East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALDON
Postcode district CM9
Dialling code 01621
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
UK Parliament Maldon and East Chelmsford
European Parliament East of England
List of places: UKEnglandEssex

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Maldon (IPA, /mɔːldən/, locally, /mɒldən/) 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. Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The River Blackwater is a river in England. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Maldon is a local government district in Essex, England. ... The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation is the canalisation of the Rivers Chelmer and Blackwater in Essex, in the east of England. ...

Arms of Maldon Town Council

Maldon is twinned with the Dutch town of Cuijk.[1] The charter between the two towns was signed in 1970 to cement the relationship.[2] Arms of Maldon Town Council. ... Arms of Maldon Town Council. ... Country Province Area (2006)  - Municipality 57. ...

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History

Maldon's name comes from Mael meaning 'meeting place' and dun meaning 'hill', so translated as "meeting place on the hill". East Saxons settled the area in the fifth century and the area to the south is still known as the Dengie peninsula after the Dæningas. It became a significant Saxon port with a hythe or Quayside and artisan quarters. Evidence of imported pottery from this period has been found in archaeological digs. From 958 there was a royal mint issuing coins for the late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman kings. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An artisan, also called a craftsman,[1] is a skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The Royal Mint is the body permitted to manufacture, or mint, coins in the United Kingdom. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Norman dynasty is a series of four monarchs, who ruled England from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, until 1154. ...


With Colchester it was one of the only two towns in Essex, and King Edward the Elder lived here while combating the Danish settlers who had overrun North Essex and parts of East Anglia. A Viking raid was beaten off in 924, but in another raid in 991 the defenders were defeated in the Battle of Maldon and the Vikings received tribute but apparently did not attempt to sack the town. It became the subject of the epic poem Battle of Maldon. For other places with the same name, see Colchester (disambiguation). ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... Edward the Elder (Old English: Ä’adweard se Ieldra) (c. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... Events King Athelstan of England succeeds to the throne. ... Events Battle of Maldon Sweyn I of Denmark recovers his throne Births Deaths Theophanu, empress, mother of Otto III Emperor Enyu of Japan Categories: 991 ... The Battle of Maldon took place in 991 near Maldon beside the River Blackwater in Essex, England, during the reign of Ethelred the Unready. ... The Battle of Maldon took place in 991 near Maldon beside the River Blackwater in Essex, England, during the reign of Ethelred the Unready. ...


According to the Domesday Book there were 180 townsmen in 1086. The town still had the mint and supplied a warhorse and warship for the king's service in return for its privileges of self-government. There were strong urban traditions here with two members elected to the Commons and three guilds which hosted lavish religious plays until they were suppressed by puritans in 1576. Then, until 1630, professional actors were invited to perform plays, which were also stopped by puritans. From 1570 to about 1800 a rival tradition of inviting prominent clergy to visit the town also existed. There are many developed youth football teams in Maldon, among them being Maldon Saints. A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ... The Puritans were members of a group of radical Protestants which developed in England after the Reformation. ... Events May 5 - Peace of Beaulieu or Peace of Monsieur (after Monsieur, the Duc dAnjou, brother of the King, who negotiated it). ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF...


In the seventeenth century Thomas Plume started the Plume Library to house over 7,000 books printed between 1470 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 Maldon Grammar School (on the ground floor). The Reverend Doctor Thomas Plume, B.A., D.D. (1630 – 20 November 1704) was an English churchman and philanthropist. ... Events May 15 - Charles VIII of Sweden who had served three terms as King of Sweden dies. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ...


Maldon's first railway link was a branch line opened in 1846. It connected with the London - Ipswich main line at Witham. Later a second line linked Maldon with Woodham Ferrers on the Southminster - Shenfield line. Both lines were closed in the 20th century. The nearest railway stations to Maldon are Hatfield Peverel and Witham, each of which is about five miles away. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Ipswich (disambiguation). ... , Witham (pronounced Wittam; IPA, /ˈwɪtæm/) is a town in the county of Essex, in the south east of England. ... South Woodham Ferrers is a civil parish in the borough of Chelmsford in Essex, England. ... Statistics Population: 3,776 (2001 Census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ961995 Administration District: Maldon Shire county: Essex Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Essex Historic county: Essex Services Police force: {{{Police}}} Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post... , Shenfield is a small village in the London Commuter Belt in the borough of Brentwood in Essex, England. ... Hatfield Peverel is a large urban village and civil parish in the centre of Essex, England. ... , Witham (pronounced Wittam; IPA, /ˈwɪtæm/) is a town in the county of Essex, in the south east of England. ...


Interesting facts

  • In the Marvel Comics Universe, the superheroes Psylocke and Captain Britain were born and raised here.
  • Market Hill is the steepest B Road in Essex.
  • Private David Embleton won a Victoria Cross, in his army name of Frederick Corbett, in the Arabi Pasha Rebellion in Egypt on the 5th of August 1882. He was buried in an unmarked grave in London Road Cemetery, Maldon but in 2004 the regimental association provided a memorial and in 2005 the Essex Society for Family History provided another. He served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Unfortunately he forfeited his VC after committing theft in 1884.
  • Maldon has been the setting for numerous television productions, including Brit-film "The Lawless Heart (2001) starring Bill Nighy, and BBC1's "Murder Game" (2003) where numerous Blackwater Estuary locations were used including Green's Flour Mill at the bottom of Market hill and Steeple Marshes.
  • In 1171, a Royal Charter was issued by Henry II, to enable him use of the town's port for his own personal trading. A copy of this charter is found at Moot Hall in Maldon High Street.
  • Nationally, it has been voted the 3rd best market town in the country.
  • Maldon Crystal Sea Salt (a popular product in all supermarkets) is made using crystals harvested along the beds of the River Blackwater.
  • Maldon was the first town in the country to have a Tesco Supermarket, this is now an Iceland outlet.
  • The town holds an annual "Taxi Day" which sees mentally and physically disabled children from London driven to Maldon in London Black Cabs for a fun day of activities and a meal. The event dates back to 1952 when a London cab driver visited the Elizabeth Fry Special School in Plaistow. He wanted to do something special for the young patients he saw there. He wrote to every one of Essex's sea side towns to arrange an outing and the only town that was willing to help was Maldon, thus Taxi Day has remained a tradition ever since. The 2006 Taxi Day was held on 3 July.
  • Maldon's Victorian Vicar of All Saints' Church, the Rev. Edward Russell Horwood, M.A., J.P., was vicar for a total of 51 years. He was also a Trustee of the Plume Library.
  • Every year around new year's day,the town sees the charitable Maldon mud race where competitors race across the Blackwater estuary at low tide,along the bank and back through the water.This year(2006)there were 180 entrants,most of whom completed the event by crawling!
  • Edward Bright (1721-1750) was the "fat man of Maldon", a grocer who, at 47.5 stone (276kg) was reputed to be the fattest man in England. His coat could encompass 7 men. Etchings of a painting of him were much sought after just after his death.
  • Each year, on the first two Thursdays in December the town holds a special evening known as Victorian Evening which celebrates the Victorian times. Local people dress up in typical Victorian attire and run stalls selling traditional food to handmade items. On these evening's the local shops and restaurants stay open late to allow the public to shop for longer.
  • Maldon possesses the driest climate for any town in the country.
  • The street lights turn off at 01:00am, as a trial to cut down light pollution around the country.
  • The phrase "to go like Billio" has been said by some to come from Maldon. According to legend, the first minister, Joseph Billio, of Maldon congragational chapel preached with such gusto that anyone doing anything well or being advised to do something well were told "to go like Billio". In fact this is a piece of folk etymology, the phrase dating from much later than the minister.

This article is about the comic book company. ... Psylocke (Elisabeth Glorianna Betsy Braddock, sometimes Elizabeth) is a Marvel Comics superhero, sister to Captain Britain, and often associated with the X-Men. ... Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), briefly known as Britannic, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Frederick Corbett was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... The Kings Royal Rifle Corps was a British Army formation. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ... A moot hall is meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues. ... For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... In the broadest sense, a vicar (from the Latin vicarius) is anyone acting as a substitute or agent for a superior (compare vicarious). In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant. ... The Maldon Mud Race is a comparatively recent edition to the towns life. ... Edward Bright (1721-1750) was a grocer in Maldon, Essex, England, the fat man of Maldon[1], who was reputed at the time of his death in 1750 to be the fattest man in England. He lived in a house on Maldons High Street, and is buried in Maldon... The stone is a unit of mass in the Imperial system of weights and measures used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and most Commonwealth countries. ... Folk etymology is a term used in two distinct ways: A commonly held misunderstanding of the origin of a particular word, a false etymology. ...

Nearby places

Beeleigh Abbey was constructed in 1180 for the White Canons otherwise known as the Norbertine. ... Burnham-on-Crouch is a town in Essex, England, lying on the River Crouch. ... Danbury is a village in Essex, England. ... Hazeleigh is a village and civil parish on the Dengie peninsula in the English county of Essex. ... , Heybridge is a small town adjacent to Maldon, near the River Blackwater in Essex, England. ... Mayland Heights is a residential neighbourhood in the north-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. ... Mundon is a village and civil parish on the Dengie peninsula in the English county of Essex. ... South Woodham Ferrers is a civil parish in the borough of Chelmsford in Essex, England. ... Steeple is a very small village in south Essex. ... Tolleshunt Major is a small village approximately 5 miles north east of Maldon Town,(Maldon District Council) in the county of Essex, UK. Its only streets are Beckingham Street, Bakers Lane, Mill Lane, Witham Road, Tudwick Road and Tolleshunt DArcy Road, all situated within the built up part of... Tolleshunt Knights is a village and civil parish in the English county of Essex. ... Tillingham is a small village of roughly 400 inhabitants located 7 miles from Burnham-on-Crouch and 3 miles from Bradwell-on-Sea. ...

References

  1. ^ The UK & the Netherlands: Town Twinning (HTML). www.britishembassy.gov.uk. Retrieved on 2007-01-24.
  2. ^ Maldon - Cuijk twinning (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-01-24.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Medieval English urban history - Maldon - Origins (829 words)
Maldon's name is principally known for its association with the Danish victory at the Battle of Maldon (991), whose fame rests principally on the fact of it being immortalized in a fine Anglo-Saxon poem.
Maldon's centre stands on a hill atop the south bank of the River Blackwater which, immediately east of Maldon, becomes a wide estuary for several miles before entering the North Sea.
That Maldon was among the minority of Edward's burhs to have developed into a medieval borough is doubtless due to the fact that it also served as a regional market centre.
Maldon, Essex: Information from Answers.com (888 words)
Maldon is a town on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England.
Maldon was the first town in the country to have a Tesco Supermarket.
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