A Date with Maldon’s Marching Girls

During Heritage Festival 2017 this special exhibition will explore the post-WW2 phenomenon of the ‘marching girls’ through the stories of Maldon’s own marching teams.

Memories, ephemera and photographs tell of adventure, discipline and team spirit as Maldon’s girls strutted their stuff at competitions, community events, and Maldon’s celebrated Easter Parade.

The ‘marching girl’ movement was formed to promote young women’s fitness in the late-1930s. The movement grew throughout the 1950s and 1960s It was initially popular in smaller towns but eventually it become a highly competitive national sport . Although its popularity had declined by the 1980s as new activities competed for limited leisure time, the story of the ‘marching girls’ lives on.

Open 1:30pm to 4:00pm on Saturday 22 & 29 April and 6, 13 & 20 May plus Sunday May 14 10am to 2pm

Entry: Adult $5, children under 17 free

 

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