Maldon Archaeological and
Historical Group (MAHG) exists to discover, explore
and record the history and
origins of the Maldon District and to present the findings in an
understandable and entertaining way.
The Group is active in
many areas, including;
New Members are welcomed
whatever their level of experience.
Club nights at the MAHG
Headquarters take place on Wednesday nights:
When you'll have the
opportunity to; take part in post excavation work; undertake / assist in
research; and, of course, meeting with other members and refreshments.
The Headquarters is open
to members of the public who wish to access our large collection of
local archives and books.
For news on forthcoming
events and functions visit the Notice Board
This web site contains a number of
downloadable reports and other documents that are in 'PDF' format. To
open and be able to read these you will need to have 'Adobe Reader'
software on your PC / Laptop. If you don't currently have this installed
on your machine you can download a free copy from the following website
address (just copy and paste it into your web browser, e.g. Internet
Explorer, Firefox, etc):
Ongoing & Current Projects:
The Group can offers illustrated talks for
which no charge is made, on the following local subjects:
Stephen Nunn has prepared a talk on the subject of 'St. Roger of
Beeleigh' and will be pleased to deliver this to other local clubs and
Talks can be
tailored to last between 1/2 an hour and 1 1/2 hours.
We would like
to acknowledge the much appreciated grant of £1,300 received
from 'Awards for All' for the purchase of a laptop and laptop projector which will
greatly improve the quality and flexibility of our talks.
Publications & Exhibitions page for further information.
of Beeleigh Mill. An updated version of the original History of
Beeleigh Mill book and has been written by Grahame Thorne. It
includes more engine details, a history section by Stephen Nunn and
additional information, including reports of the fire that
ultimately led to the mills destruction and an eight page centre
section containing coloured illustrations
Heybridge and the Great War (1914 - 1918)', written by local
historian Stephen Nunn and published by MAHG, this exciting new book provides
comprehensive and fascinating account of Maldon during the First
World War and of the men of the town who served and, in many cases,
sacrificed their lives on behalf of their country. The text is
accompanied by many contemporary photographs.
is a very readable, moving and poignant account of the part that one
riverside town community played in the Great War to end all wars. It
will be of special interest to local historians, genealogists,
students of the First World War and all those curious about the
heritage of the Maldon and Heybridge District.
book is profusely illustrated by sepia photographs throughout (some
published for the very first time).
book was officially launched on Remembrance Sunday (08/11/2009) at the
Moot Hall in Maldon’s High Street.
The combined results of a series of resistivity surveys carried
out in 2007 and 2008 reveal clear
outlines of wall foundations. Further geophysical surveys in 2009 (using
a Wenner Array) were carried out to locate the East and West ends of
the church and investigate linear anomalies to the East of the
Church: A geophysical survey was carried out along one side
of the church in 2007, to establish the site of a demolished Guild
chapel. The results were promising and MAHG has put forward
proposals for excavation at the site, which currently await the
granting of a faculty.
Abbey, Maldon: The Beeleigh Excavation is finally at an end
after nearly 5 years. Many thanks to all those who worked on the site
at various times, and to our two expert dig directors, Trevor Ennis
of EFAU, and Howard Brooks of CAT.
began in the autumn of 2001 with the kind permission of Mr & Mrs
Foyle, and with financial support from the Countryside Agency and
the Lottery Heritage Fund.
the link from the heading above to learn
more of this fascinating project.
Abbey: MAHG were invited to carry out a geophysical
survey to locate the Abbey church.
Area: A previously unknown Roman villa? A geophysical
survey in the Chelmsford area by MAHG members provides some
A list of elected Officers
(including those who failed to duck fast enough at the last AGM!) can be
found on the 'How to Find Us' page of this site.