Remembrance Day at Stow Mries Aerodrome

COMMEMORATING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Discover how the Maldon District will be commemorating a hundred years since the end of the First World War. Taking more than eighteen million lives, WWI changed the face of the modern world and is one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. Ending on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, commemorations have taken place ever since to remember those that were lost.

Lighting the Beacon

BATTLES OVER

The Battles Over commemoration event will be held on 11th November in Promenade Park. The event will feature a collection of WWI soldiers which the Maldon District Council has made available to all of its parish councils, offering them an opportunity for the community's expression of remembrance.

The event will be one of the official national beacon lighting venues. Battles Over will also have numerous guests including the British Legion, local cadets as well as special dignitaries, and will be staged with gunfire to commemorate those that gave their lives during the conflict.

SOLITARY SOLDIERS

Each parish has been offered a 6ft high life-size wooden silhouette capturing the stark and poignant image of a solitary soldier on the battlefield. The silhouette is offered for each parish to display and to provide a 'canvas' for the community's personal commemoration. These decorations may include adding the names of local people who lost their lives in battle or decorating the figures on the theme of 'Battles Over'. Each of the silhouettes will then be collected and placed in Promenade Park as part of the 'Battles Over' event on 11th November.
Asheldham Solitary Soldier
Tolleshunt D'Arcy Solitary Soldier
Mundon Solitary Soldier

WWI COMMEMORATION EVENTS

The Danger Tree

Danger Tree Exhibition WWI Commemoration

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Following critically-acclaimed showcases in London, Manchester, Belfast and Liverpool, the Danger Tree will be coming to Essex for the first time. It will feature colourful oil paintings which depict images of the First World War.

The Danger Tree

Danger Tree Exhibition - WWI Commemoration

Sat 27 Oct - Tue 13 Nov 2018

Following critically-acclaimed showcases in London, Manchester, Belfast and Liverpool, the Danger Tree will be coming to Essex for the first time. The exhibition shows ten portraits of WWI soldiers, one will be centred on a Maldon story.

WAR HORSES

Sat 27 Oct 2018

A day to reflect & remember the ending of World War One and also the War Horses. Poignant photographs will be on display around the hall. Refreshments will be served, money from which will be donated to the 'Blue Cross' animal charity.

Music for Remembrance

Music for Remembrance - Peace Concert

Sat 3 Nov 2018

St Mary's maldon join forces with The Livinuskoor Choir from Ghent to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. Choirs will perform individually and together, a central feature will be The Christmas Truce with poetry and writings.

Music for Remembrance

Rutter Requiem

Sun 4 Nov 2018

A chance to hear the complete Requiem Mass by John Rutter, a moment of remembrance and reflection on the lost of the two World wars and a chance to remember our own departed loved ones.

Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum

Exhibition: Burnham in WW1

Thu 8 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War we are holding an exhibition showing the changes of life which came to Burnham during the Great War.

Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum

Official opening of WW1 plaque

Thu 8 Nov 2018

To mark the centenary of the end of WWI and in conjunction with our exhibition on Burnham in WWI we will be unveiling a plaque donated by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust at the former RNAS/ RFC landing ground in Burnham.

Tommy's Voice - TAP with Tolleywood Film Club

Fri 9 Nov 2018

TAP with Tolleywood, a commemorative show celebrating the centenary of the end of WWI. Songs and poems plus an exhibition giving authentic voice to the British "Tommy". Followed by refreshments then "Journey's End" film.

Hope Flowers

Hope Flowers - World War I Centenary Show

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Follow the story of Alice and Harry Flowers against the background of some key events that defined World War I. Featuring music, war poems and songs of the Great War. In support of the Poppy Appeal.

Maldon Remembers

Act of Remembrance

Sun 11 Nov 2018

The Act of Remembrance and Wreath Laying will take place by the War Memorial in the High Street, Maldon, during which the names of those who fell in 1918 will be read out, Service in All Saints Church at 11.15, Full Bell Peal at 5- 7.45 pm.

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Ceremony of Remembrance

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Commemorate the sacrifice of our Armed Forces all over the world at the Remembrance Day Service at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.

Promenade Park

Battles Over WWI Commemoration

Sun 11 Nov 2018

The evening commemoration event will be filled with video, sound, and light, and provide an opportunity to poignantly reflect on what the Great War means to us all.

DANGER TREE EXHIBITIONS

Following critically-acclaimed showcases in London, Manchester, Belfast and Liverpool, the Danger Tree will be coming to Essex for the first time on 27th October. Two Danger Tree exhibitions will be hosted at the Moot Hall and the Maeldune Heritage Centre in Maldon. They will both be an interactive visual arts experience to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War created by award-winning artists Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot.

Artist Scarlett Raven has previously launched an experience to commemorate the Battle of the Somme in 2016. Raven is the first oil painter to work in the world of augmented reality and uses an app where you can reveal the creative journey behind each artwork with animation, music and wartime poetry, read by actors including Sean Bean and Vicky McClure, superimposed on the artworks.

These two different art exhibitions of colourful oil paintings will depict images of the war and will fully engage the audience by revealing the harrowing narrative of the fallen. Both Danger Tree exhibitions are free to attend and will be held at the Maeldune Heritage Centre from 27th October to 13th November, and at the Moot Hall from 27th October to 18th November.

Many visitors are expected at this ground-breaking event and volunteers will be needed to help with the exhibitions. Our volunteers will be given full training and be invited to the pre-exhibition talk on 25th October at the Maldon United Reformed Church.

ARE YOU ORGANISING A WWI COMMEMORATION EVENT?

Please let us know if you are organising a First World War commemoration event in the Maldon District. We will add it onto this page, and also onto our listing. You can email us at tic@maldon.gov.uk to give us details about your event or you can also submit it via our website. We are happy to display posters and leaflets for local events at the Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres.