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Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club on site in September ’17

On Saturday (16th September), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met up for their annual archaeological excavation session. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… Members of the Colchester YAC enjoyed a morning with members of the Colchester Archaeological Group (CAG) on the site of a Roman villa on privately-owned farmland at Fordham near Colchester, […]

our Heritage Open Day 2017 was a success

                            On Saturday (9th September), the Trust hosted an archaeological ‘finds fest’ for our Heritage Open Day 2017 here at the Colchester Roman circus visitor centre. A team of Trust archaeologists and volunteers presented a large array of finds throughout the visitor […]

the Roman circus visitor centre is now OPEN for the summer

                            ‘The greatest Roman archaeological discovery in Britain deserves to be a national tourist destination’ – from the Essex County Standard web-site, at www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/14936960._The_greatest_Roman_archaeological_discovery_in_Britain (30th November 2016)   . The Colchester Roman circus visitor centre, site and tea room are now OPEN […]

Colchester Recalled meetings at the Roman circus visitor centre

‘Colchester Recalled’ is our local oral history group. They are a voluntary group who produce and archive recordings of local people talking about their lives or of events. They publish an annual magazine and some of the recordings are available to buy on CD. The recordings can also be accessed at the Albert Sloman Library […]

archaeological artworks by young local artist

                      Hannah is one of the Trust’s youngest volunteers, and the daughter of Trust volunteer Wendie. They live in Colchester, not far from the Roman circus centre and our HQ. Hannah is an A-level student at Colchester Institute and, at the end of the summer […]

Roman circus site and visitor centre OPEN on Bank Holiday Monday!

The Colchester Roman circus site, visitor centre and tea room are OPEN on Bank Holiday Monday! We are usually closed on Mondays but we will be OPEN on the late August Bank Holiday Monday – the 28th August ’17 – from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Admission is free. There will be guided tours starting […]

Heritage Open Day 2017 at the Roman circus visitor centre – come to our ‘finds fest’!

‘… Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences […]

four Monday afternoon talks: September here at the Roman circus visitor centre!

  The Trust is presenting a short programme of four illustrated public talks by Trust archaeologists here at the Roman circus visitor centre. The talks will take place on four Monday afternoons in September 2017: they will be held in the tea room of the visitor centre, which we convert into a lecture hall for […]

new book by Caroline Lawrence includes Colchester Roman circus!

‘Death in the arena’ is the new book of fiction by Caroline Lawrence. It was published in July ’17 by Orion Children’s Books and the Trust has been following it with interest. Caroline is a well-known children’s author who lives in London. Her new series of books – ‘The Roman quests’ – are set in […]

the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club – July ’17 meeting

The Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met here at the Roman circus visitor centre on Saturday 15th for their July meeting. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… A few weeks ago, the Colchester YAC met up for our July meeting before the school summer holidays. YAC members honed their excavation skills in a sand-pit […]

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