Memories of Colchester

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)

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 (...Read full memory)

I just thought that the springboard (outside the female changing rooms ) was just the springiest of all springboards. Seriously though,my memories of those sunny days at the old Colchester Swimming Pool were some of my happiest.I used to live at 91 Mile End Road and even from there on a hot sunny day I could hear the (...Read full memory)

I was the licensee of the above for an all too brief time and had some regular customers who arrived every week-day evening at opening time and were called "The Club". Among them I remember a Ken & Penny Upton and a retired local Headmaster who was known as "Casey". Time erodes memory, (...Read full memory)

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