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New Acquisitions

The Moot Hall is proud to announce the gift of two prints by The Danger Tree artists Marc Marot and Scarlett Raven. The two smaller prints from the exhibition titled ‘Shall I sing to you’ and ‘Those Measureless fields’ are the most significant pieces to have in Maldon.

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THE MOOT HALL team wish you a Merry Christmas and say a big thank you for your support!

The commemoration of the end of hostilities that ended WW1 has been a landmark feature at the Moot HALL during November. We were privileged to jointly host with The Maeldune Heritage Centre, ‘The Danger Tree’ augmented reality art exhibition by Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot.

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The Danger Tree Art Exhibition

The Danger Tree art exhibition by Artist Scarlett Raven and digital Artist Marc Marot is a critically acclaimed, augmented reality exhibition that commemorates World War 1 through immersive stories of soldiers who fought and fell between 1914 and 1918. Conveyed with war poems by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke and performed by Sean Bean, Stephen Graham, Christopher Eccleston, and Gemma Arterton to name but a few.

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Another successful year!

The Friends of the MOOT HALL held the 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the building on 16th October 2018. The Chairman, Marie Belsey reported on another year of success for the team with increased visitor foot-fall, Eight Weddings, new tour initiatives, the availability of WI-FI, a strong balance sheet and sharing in events in the Maldon Community.

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Vacancy for volunteer Secretary

A vacancy for a volunteer secretary has occurred on the very successful Management group of the Charity.

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Latest News from The Moot Hall this September

The summer has been a busy time for our guides and volunteers with our extended 2018 tours programme, weddings and community events in the town. The Heritage Weekend was very popular with hundreds of visitors over the two days, plus a visit with a question and answer session by our Mayor, Councillor Jeanette Stilts. Before this, Dr Helen Kemp’s talk about Judicial Torture in former times, marked our annual celebration of D’Arcy Day marking Robert D’Arcy’s contribution to both Maldon’s and the nation’s social development.

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September at the MOOT HALL – time to make your corn dolly to ensure a good crop next spring!

In Robert D’Arcy’s day September was the time when his servants would male corn dollies. It’s doubtful that a man of Sir Robert’s education and standing in the community would have subscribed to such a ritual but we will never know, what we do know is that such ancient practices are deeply imbedded in our culture.

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On a clear day you can see for miles around from the MOOT HALL rooftop

This historic tower in the Town centre is probably the first secular, decorated brick-building of its kind in the country and set the standard for fortified manor houses in the days when owners might need to defend themselves, their family and their possessions from marauding bands of brigands.

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Local Cancer Charities benefit from local effort!

Maldon’s historic MOOT HALL played host to a new fund-raising event that was opened by the Town Mayor Councillor Jeanette Stilts to help both cancer victims and cancer research on Saturday 26th of May 2018. The all-day event was organised by cancer survivor and Manager of the MOOT HALL Julie Miller and entitled Stand up to Cancer.

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