Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Maldon (A Coach Trip in Maldon)

[An image showing Maldon]“Maldon” is one of the Coach Trips 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.

Maldon is a very attractive town at the head of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, with a definite salty air and plenty of history. The Battle of Maldon in 991 was the subject of the earliest narrative poem in the English language.

The coach departs from St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester City Centre at 8am, and returns about 9.30pm.

Colin gives his usual commentary along the way, bringing to life the fascinating places on the route, and especially the lovely small towns and villages of the Essex countryside.

Then, on arrival in Maldon, Colin leads a Guided Walk, pointing out many places of interest, including All Saints Church, with its unique triangular tower; The Hythe, where Thames barges are moored; the mediaeval Moot Hall; the Plume Library; and the splendid Promenade Park.

Colin also discusses the production and marketing of sea salt, and Edward Bright, holder of a record until beaten by Daniel Lambert of Leicester.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Maldon' costs £25.00 per person, or £25.00 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

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