Maldon and the Dengie Hundred (A Coach Trip in Essex)
"Maldon and the Dengie Hundred" is an amazing Coach Trip, one of the many devised and led by the well known Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.
These excursions are an enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.
It is a tour around a little known corner of the lovely county of Essex, the old Kingdom of the East Saxons, with its big skies and maritime and religious heritage.
Colin gives his usual commentary along the way, pointing out places of interest and interpreting their stories in a way which makes his trips quite unique.
There are three stops along the way, each of about an hour.
Burnham-on-Crouch is a delightful little maritime town on the tidal River Crouch, famous as a yachting centre and second only in this respect to Cowes.
Bradwell-juxta-Mare is one of the most lonely but special spots in England. On the edge of the North Sea, on the ruins of a Roman fort, St. Cedd, evangelist to the East Saxons, built a small church in about 650 AD. St. Peter-ad-Murum Church it is called, and Colin takes participants into this amazing little building.
Maldon is one of the nicest little towns you could hope to visit. At the head of the Blackwater estuary, it is home to a collection of traditional Thames barges. From All Saints Church, with its unique triangular tower, the High Street, with many mediaeval buildings, drops down to The Hythe and the outstanding Promenade Park.
There is an additional short stop, at the Battle of Maldon Site. This battle in 991 was the subject of the earliest known narrative poem in the English language.
And of course there is a great deal of the lovely Essex countryside - the real Olde England - to see.
The trip is made even more notable as Colin Crosby is himself a very proud native of Essex.
Dates, costs and where to meet
A place on 'Maldon and the Dengie Hundred' costs £26.00 per person, or £26.00 if paying in advance. The coach trip begins at St. Margarets Bus Station, and is running on:
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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at email@example.com.