LOCKDOWN has transformed some of the most crowded and populated areas of Maldon into silent streets and bare beaches.

Images captured by Blackwater Drones show the town almost deserted as everyone stays home under government guidelines.

Drones captured an empty Promenade Park which would normally be crowded in the warm weather, with just a few people heading out for their daily walks.

A deserted building site can be seen as more than 600 homes have been put on hold at the Handley Gardens Estate.

And the statue of Byrhtnoth stands alone as tourists stay at home.