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Maldon Cemetery
London Rd
Maldon
Essex  England

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Maldon 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. The 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. From 958 there was a royal mint issuing coins for the late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman kings. Maldon is known throughout the country and in many parts of the world as the foremost modern-day centre for Thames sailing barges. The badge of Maldon District itself is a Thames sailing barge. Every year around New Year's Day, 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. Maldon features in H. G. Wells' 'War of the Worlds'. Maldon Crystal Sea Salt is made using crystals harvested along the beds of the River Blackwater. Maldon possesses the driest climate for any town in the country. (text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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