Maldon is a town with a population of 14,220 is located on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England. Lawrence Washington the great-great grandfather of George Washington is buried at the All Saints Church. Maldon's Hythe Quay is home to a number of the Thames Sailing Barges, while Cooks yard, where the barges were built, is still working.
The town also holds an annual 'Taxi Day' for children with disabilities, who are driven from Maldon to London in Black Cabs for a day to have fun activities and a meal. Maldon also hosts a charitable Maldon Mud Race across the Blackwater Estuary.
The town also has a Non-League Football club- the Maldon & Tiptree Football Club and many established youth football teams including the Maldon Saints. Maldon has a vibrant Cricket Club and also a Maldon Rugby Union Football Club. The England cricketer Alastair Cook and Wickham Bishops played for Maldon Cricket Club.
The fattest man of England, Edward Bright was also from Maldon.