This is a photo of number 3 Main Street at Maldon.
The morning light on the building and the mostly empty beer bottle on the footpath caught my attention.
This building has been many things over the years. It was once part of the Garage and Service Station on the corner of Main and High Street. It has also been accommodation, a fruit shop, a second hand goods store, an antique shop and a vintage wares shop.
Now the home of The Little Red Bookshop, the building at 67 to 69 High Street Maldon has some rich history.
The building comprises 2 Shops and an Apartment behind the original façade
This historic freehold was first built on land first owned by J.C. Hawkey in 1854 and then the current property was built by local entrepreneurs the Hornsby’s in 1900.
The shops have been together as one shop, then separated into two shops and now is one shop again. Several things have been housed at the location including accommodation, retail shops including an antique shop, teddy bear shop, book shop and second hand goods shops.
The Penny School situated on Church Street Maldon is one of our favourite buildings in town.
The school was called the Penny School because that was the cost of attendance at the school.
The 1856 Penny School, built of stone, brick and weatherboard as the Church of England Denominational School No.413, overlooks Maldon in Church Street. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1979. It was sold by The National Trust to a private buyer in 2014.
This is a view of Main Street Maldon in Spring. The picture was taken early in the morning not long after sunrise. The colours of Maldon during Spring are quite spectacular. It’s a fantastic time of year to visit the town.