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More on Shetland ponies and chariot racing

  The story about the interesting recent find of a small horse bone from the Roman circus has got in a bit of tangle. The bone points to an animal about the size of a medium to large Shetland pony. There is no reason to suppose that it actually was one. I only introduced the […]

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FRIENDS AGM AND ANNUAL LECTURES

SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2017 THE FRIENDS AGM WILL BE HELD AT 10.00 AM AT ROMAN CIRCUS HOUSE. THE ANNUAL LECTURE WILL BE AT 2 PM AT LION WALK CHURCH. ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO BOTH EVENTS.

FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM AT CAMBRIDGE

SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2016 The Fitzwilliam Museum has been called ‘the finest small museum in Europe’ and this year it is celebrating its bicentenary. There is a shop and cafe and it is close to the City Centre should you have the urge to shop ! The coach will leave from outside Greyfriars Hotel at […]

VISIT TO SUTTON HOO AND WOODBRIDGE TIDE MILL

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016 This is a return visit to Sutton Hoo. Though we haven’t been there for a while it is always an interesting place to visit. We are hoping to arrange a guided tour around the burial mounds. We will leave in the afternoon to go to the Woodbridge Tide Mill which has […]

AGM AND ANNUAL LECTURES at RCH and Lion Walk Church

SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2016 The AGM of the Friends will be held at Roman Circus House at 10 AM and this will be followed at 2 PM by the annual lectures which will be about the work of the Trust in the last twelve months. Members are encouraged to attend the morning AGM and the […]

MONDAY 7TH MARCH 2016 – ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE CROSSRAIL EXCAVATIONS IN LONDON

Jay Carver, Chief Archaeologist for Crossrail will be coming to Roman Circus House to give a talk on the excavations in and around London. The cost will be £3.00 per head and the proceeds will go to the Circus Fund. The talk will begin at 11.30 a.m. Please note this is on a MONDAY. DETAILS […]

SATURDAY 2ND JULY VISIT TO DENNY ABBEY AND MILDENHALL MUSEUM

Denny Abbey is a Grade 1; 12th century building that has been continually lived in and worked for many years. We will also visit the adjoining farmland museum before going on to Mildenhall Museum which contains the remains of the Lakenheath Warrior and his horse. The coach will leave from outside Greyfriars Hotel at 8.30 […]

SATURDAY 7TH MAY 2016 VISIT TO KINGS LYNN

Mike Corbishley will be leading this visit. We will be visiting the Seahenge display in the museum and other places of interest in this historic port and market town. The coach will leave from outside Greyfriars Hotel at 8.15 a.m. The cost will be £25 per head. DETAILS FROM BRENDA MAY, 13 FIELD WAY, WIVENHOE, […]

Heritage Open Day at Colchester Roman Circus

  It’s Heritage Open Day this Saturday (12th) 10.00am to 4.00pm and we are trying hard to offer something a little bit different and new! We are currently digging around the east end of the Roman circus (the only known Roman chariot-racing track in Britain). As part of what we are offering for the Heritage […]

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