The former Great War Aerodrome at Stow Maries, Near Maldon, Essex, CM3 6RJ will once again provide a fitting setting in which we pay tribute to our Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day from 11.00am until 3.00pm.
This is a very special FREE event where members of the public, veterans, serving members of the forces and their families are all welcome to attend to show their support for our Armed Forces.
There will be a parade and 'flag-raising' ceremony taking place at 1.00pm and so much to see and explore with displays of military vehicles, guided tours of the site, airside activities, cadet forces challenge and we hope to have a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire at 1.05pm. However, any flying is subject to CAA approval, aircraft serviceability and weather conditions.
Local independent businesses are signing up to Tuck In, a scheme being run by the Council to encourage businesses to reduce salt, sugar and saturated fat in the food they produce. By offering healthier food, customers can make informed choices about the food they eat.
The 'Tuck IN' campaign, funded by Essex County Council, is currently being run across Essex, helping customers to enjoy local restaurant and takeaway foods which are healthier for them. The following businesses in the Maldon District have signed up so far:
Crowds flocked to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon, to enjoy the heritage site's first vintage flying event of the year.
The two-day event, on 14 and 15 May, saw vintage and modern aircraft taking to the skies for the enjoyment of over 800 visitors at the aerodrome, which was once a base for 37 (Home Defence) Squadron during World War One.
Peter Martin, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust Chairman, said: "The vintage flying event was a great success, it was fantastic for all to see the aircraft in action, just as they would have been when the aerodrome was first operational.
The popular Maldon Ghost Walks will return this summer on Saturday 9th July and will run every Saturday until October / November 2016. The guided walks, which explore the spookier side of Maldon begin at 7pm from outside All Saints Church.
There is no need to book, simply turn up and pay the guide. The walk costs £5 adults and £3 children (under 5's free).
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