'Maldon and the Great War' - A talk by Stephen Nunn

Wednesday 04 February 2015
20:00 to 22:00

Over the past year many moving centenary commemorations have reminded us all of the enormous impact that the 1914-18 war had on this country. It was of course at a local level that the impact was most keenly felt and in Maldon and Heybridge 248 men lost their lives in the conflict.

Stephen Nunn, prolific Maldon local history author and currently Mayor of Maldon, has carried out detailed research of the period and has put together a talk that examines the character of Maldon at the outbreak of war in 1914 and looks at the early impact on the inhabitants as a result of a Zeppelin raid on the night of 15-16th April 1915. The talk also outlines the activities of the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force) at nearby Goldhanger aerodrome and of the secret Naval Base at Osea. There are stories about two families involved in the fighting and an analysis of the people behind those 248 names.

The South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society is pleased that Stephen will be visiting the Society to present his talk ‘Maldon and the Great War’ which will be illustrated not only by pictures on the screen but also by objects brought along to supplement the presentation.

Stephen’s family has been associated with Maldon for centuries and his ancestors in the town have included both fishermen and bargemen. Stephen is proud of these ancestral links and has been passionate about the town’s history and archaeology since childhood. Truly a Maldon man through and through... don’t miss this talk!


Contact John Frankland
01245 321518
Champions Manor Hall Community Centre
South Woodham Ferrers
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Cost Visitors £3, Free to Members of South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society