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Colchester, Essex
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Historic maps of Colchester and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Christmas In Crouch Street

As a child in the 1960s and 1070s my memories of Crouch Street are distinctly Christmassy, I loved the decorations they always put out, and also the trip to the butchers there to pick up the sausages and turkey on Christmas Eve, followed or preceded by a trip to Nanna in Butt Road, in of course Butt Road, I loved that street!

A memory of Colchester by Wendy Nolan

Oh But It Was Cold!

Yes, I can remember some happy sunny afternoons on the lookout for boys around the mid 1970s, we used to pool hop between the new indoor and the old outdoor, A less happy memory was doing my 50m Preliminary 2 with Heathlands Primary, as we travelled there on the coach the sky was black and we were all sure it would ...Read full memory

A memory of Colchester by Wendy Nolan

Schoolday Memories

In the late 1950's I spent much time down here watching the shipping. First I would go to the Library in Culver Street to look at the Lloyds News sheet to see which boats were arriving or leaving. I would also look the ships up in Lloyds Register to find out the details of the ships. I remember the smalles of petrol ...Read full memory

A memory of Colchester by David Adams