Maldon Archive
Keeping the Past Alive

   The Queens First Visit  (28th May 1971)

 To celebrate the eight hundred years since Maldon was awarded its first Royal Charter by Henry II in 1171 the then Maldon Borough Council decided to hold an Octo Centenary Charter Celebration on Friday 28th May 1971 when the Queen first visited the town. (The second time being on 11th October 2010) 

A month long celebration included a show at the Promenade Park, a military display, an art show, picture show and more, ending with a special exhibition marquee at the Essex Show Ground at Great Leighs on 18th- 20th June 1971.