Founded over 60 years ago the Maldon Society still actively promotes the heritage of Maldon and its surroundings, adapting to new ways of doing this. We also seek to protect that heritage from unnecessary or harmful change, for example by keeping an eye on planning applications, particularly in the conservation areas, and by participating in local area reviews.
Visitors to the Maeldune Centre are welcome to access the Society's archives which contain over thirty individual collections of photographs, videos and pen-and-ink drawings of the town and its people, ranging from the 1930's to the present day. The adjacent oral archives include a listening station. Over 50 people have now contributed with all sorts of memories of life in the town when it was starting to extend beyond its medieval size, for example boat building and sailing, childhoods spent above the High Street shops, wartime events, learning to swim in the Promenade lake etc.
When Covid recedes as a threat we intend to restart our monthly talks on local buildings, people and events. These have previously always been open to the public as well as members with the intention of promoting an appreciation of our heritage as widely as possible. Meanwhile we help to maintain the vitality of the town working closely with business representatives, with all other local heritage groups and both the town and district councils.
We thank you for looking at our website and welcome new members to help further our aims. Please see below for details as to how to join. Our latest newsletter can be viewed here:
The Society had a stand on both days and launched its latest "Blue Plaques Walks" leaflet, a copy of which can be be viewed here: