Colchester, Castle 1892

Memories of Colchester


Many a happy day was spent at the open air swimming pool in the late 1950s - early 1960s. The changing rooms, under the road bridge, were not nice and always covered in water. I had swimming lessons with Mr Smith and even had a picture of a lesson in the newspaper, he pulled me in on a rope, so I didn't (...Read full memory)

I remember in my 1st year at the Royal Grammar School (1955), I was selected to read the 1st lesson at the school Carol Service at the Town Hall. Also the borough organist was Leonard Simpson who was also organist and choir master at St Mary at the Walls Church where I was a chorister in the late 50's. I also remember coming (...Read full memory)

Lived Colchester late 1950s to late 1960s. Fond memories of picnics in the castle grounds with my young sister and baby brother. Boats on the lake. Military tattoo. Returned after years away and though there was change, much remained the same - thank goodness.

I went to St Johns from the age of 5 until we left Colchester in 1975, I remember a very strict teacher called Miss Keeble. I remember the walk to school from my dad Cyril's grocery shop on Alexandra Road. I can remember the military tatoo in Castle Park and the fireworks display. I can also remember spending (...Read full memory)

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