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Colchester Photographic Memories

Colchester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Colchester, St Peter's Church 1907' appears in this book.

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Caption for Colchester, St Peter's Church 1907: Its tower of 1758, in red brick with yellow brick quions and battlements, the Geogianised aisles, and the 18th century galleries inside, all disguise a medieval church. To add to the confusion, the Victorians added the clerestory and the curious lumpy clock with its medieval-style bracket and pediment.

An extract from Colchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Colchester

I lived in Salisbury Avenue and once at St John's Green Junior School this was my route home. Playing on the walls of the assault course, amongst other escapades. Unfortunately, when I was back there in 2012 it was a building site. Infact, virtually all the barracks had disappeared and I had to find my way round with a Sat Nav!

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 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)

My Nanna in Butt Road had a few scary stories up her sleeve to thrill us with, and one of them was about this old bit of wall, I don't remember it being fenced off when I was a girl. Anyway, she used to say that there was an old Roman Centurion who used to walk the wall and appear at this gate, it still gives me a (...Read full memory)

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