News in Maldon

The Albatros DV

THE WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust – which keeps its aircraft at Maldon district's Stow Maries First World War aerodrome – will use a £24,000 heritage lifeline grant to service and repair the two planes so they can fly again next year.

In the week that marks 101 years since the end of World War One, the Government grant has been welcomed by Dick Forsythe, Chief Trustee, who told Maldon Nub News: "We will be getting the planes – our BE2 and Albatross – serviced and trying to expand our education remit.

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Creeksea Place has been awarded the grant in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

HISTORIC Creeksea Place in Burnham-on-Crouch will receive £499,765 from the Government's Heritage Stimulus Fund to help preserve the site's future in the wake of the pandemic.

The cash, distributed by Historic England, is a capital reconstruction grant for the Tudor mansion and gardens, which was used in the filming of the BBC's production of Great Expectations.

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The path to the light vessel

On the edge of Maldon District, nine miles from the town, lies one of the Essex coast's most unusual landscapes. The extraordinary patchwork of salt marshes, with narrow walkways weaving between a maze of tidal pools, was unknown to most people outside Essex until the opening seconds of the ITV drama 'Liar' gained it national attention with an extraordinary aerial shot.

Like Maldon, the tidal marshes were once the site of salt production in Iron Age and Roman times, leading to the characteristic red hills found nearby. The marshes are now designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest with 590 acres of saltmarsh, mudflats, reed beds and grazing marsh teeming with wildlife.

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