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24 Jul, 14
Great War Commemoration Rehearsal & Plume Prize Giving: Things continue to move on…


Maldon & The Great War


On the 10th June I also went to a meeting of a working group that is planning a commemoration of the outbreak of the Great War. This is something that is particularly dear to my heart, as I know it is to many of you. I have been researching the part that Maldon and Heybridge played in World War 1 for the past 40 or so years now. Like most other towns and villages in this country, the conflict rocked our community. By the end of hostilities we had lost 248 of our men. Many others had served or had done their bit on the home front and the scars were deep.



Opening Address by Stephen P. Nunn, Town Mayor of Maldon


Dear Residents and Friends of Maldon,

As a Maldonian born and bred, I feel highly honoured and privileged to serve as the Town’s 205th Mayor. As a local historian, I am conscious that the mayoral tradition goes back to 1687 when the very first mayor was appointed. The office was then re-introduced in 1810 and I am pleased to have picked up the baton as part of that special continuity.


Last Engagement of the Mayoral Year


Saturday morning (the 17th May) found Jeanette and me in Maldon Tesco. Not to do our shopping as most people would be doing but to give support to the young members of Maldon Sea Cadets and their Royal Marine Cadet Force. They were there to assist, if wanted customers pack their shopping for a donation and in so doing raise funds for their unit to enable these young people to take part in their training activities.


Friends of Bicknarcre Show


Although I was busy with other things there were no Mayoral events until Friday the 16th May, when we drove to Little Baddow Memorial Hall for the Friends of Bicknacre Show.  What a fantastic, talented and very funny show; with an excellent meal, what better way to spend an evening which also helped to raise funds for an excellent cause.


Saint FM Appearance & Maldon Museum in the Park AGM


On Tuesday the 13th I was a radio star again on Saint FM.  This time I was in their Maldon studio within the Plume School. (Unlike when I drove to the Burnham-on-Crouch studio in that torrential January downpour, that isolated several villages by shutting many roads due to the flooding). That caused me great concern as I was driving Jeanette’s little MG sports car but and if I got it wrong the engine would be expensively ruined and I would be in big trouble. The theme this time was about “Peter who is our Mayor”.


End of Term Mayoress of Harwich Charity Fund Dance


On Saturday the 10th May, we went up to Harwich where our friends the Mayor and his Mayoress had invited us to their End of Term Mayoress of Harwich Charity Fund Dance; yes you have read it correctly in Harwich it is the Mayoress who manages the charity fund whereas in Maldon it is the Mayor’s Charity Fund. Although in reality it is usually, and definitely it has been Jeanette, the Mayoress who arranges everything.  I very much appreciate her hard work and the assistance that the Town Clerk and the office staff have given.


Annual Town Meeting


On Tuesday the 6th May, we had the Annual Town Meeting where I started the meeting with handing out nine donation cheques of £500 each to nine local youth orientated groups. That means that the residents of Maldon and surrounding areas helped me raise £9,500 to assist the younger members of Maldon.


Bar-N-Bus Promotional Video


2nd of May

What is the Mayor and Mayoress doing in the Maldon Promenade car park at five in the evening on a Friday Night? Answer - meeting the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress so that we may visit the Bar-N-Bus which is parked there every Friday evening of course.


Heybridge Quiz


On Saturday the 26th April, Jeanette had developed a nasty cold that persisted for some time, but I was at the Heybridge Quiz organised by the Heybridge Parish Council which was held in the Plantation Hall in King Edwards Field. It was a very enjoyable evening and true to my tradition our team came second. Luckily this was our last engagements of the month as I then went down with the cold as well!

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