Visit to Cannock Mill Cohousing

Colchester Civic Society Visit to Cannock Mill Our visit to Cannock Mill and the cohousing scheme of which the mill is now a part was hosted by Colchester Civic Society member David York. Thanks  to David and some of his fellow members of the community we were made very welcome  and provided with accounts of

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New Archive Film

Three more films have been added to  our Colchester on Film Archive Section this month.  There is a six minute colour film, with commentary covering the major retail developments of Lion Walk, Culver Square and also the St. John’s Street supermarket and multi storey car park, a film about the opening of the Mercury Theatre

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A Visit To Jumbo

A Visit To Jumbo Some of our members took the opportunity to climb up inside the  water tower in January 2023. The Colchester and North East Essex Building Preservation Trust, who are now the lease holders, hosted two parties of members  on this visit and others, who did not feel up to the long climb,

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Update on our Cast Iron Lamppost renovation project

Colchester Civic Society’s project to renovate our cast iron lampposts is now in it’s third year. In the previous two years more than forty of Colchester’s historic cast iron lampposts, most of which were made in local foundries during the early years of the  twentieth century, have been stripped and repainted. This year teams in

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The Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Late in the afternoon of the 8th September 2022, a number of Colchester Civic Society members were gathered together at the Town House for a briefing about Colchester’s Town Deal Funding. Just as the meeting was drawing to a close, the very sad news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth ll was announced by

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