Colchester, Castle And Memorial c.1960

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Caption for Colchester, Castle And Memorial C1960: This grand war memorial by Henry Fehr was erected in 1923 on a site formed by the demolition of a number of houses at the east end of High Street, which visually linked the street to East Hill – a considerable error of judgement in townscape terms.

An extract from Colchester Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

I remember the swimming pool. My mum used to take us all day in the school holidays. My friend Adele and I used to go there in the evening in September. My dad used to drop us off. We were the only ones in there and it was freezing. It would take us ages to get in. We must have been mad. I live (...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)

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Caption for Colchester, Castle And Memorial C1960: This grand war memorial by Henry Fehr was erected in 1923 on a site formed by the demolition of a number of houses at the east end of High Street, which visually linked the street to East Hill – a considerable error of judgement in townscape terms.

An extract from Colchester Photographic Memories.

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