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Colchester’s Boudican revolt human remains in national press

Yesterday (8th July), the Trust’s amazing find of human remains in the Boudican destruction debris on our site in the Williams & Griffin store at Colchester was reported on in the national press, on the web-site of the Daily Mail. The item is titled ‘Is this one of Queen Boudicca’s victims? “Extremely rare” jawbone found […]

the Trust excavates Boudican destruction debris at Williams & Griffin site

Today (14th May), Trust director Philip made a site visit to our excavation inside the Williams & Griffin store in the High Street at Colchester, to see the Boudican destruction debris which has just been uncovered. The stratification on the site has become clearer now that we have removed all the robber-trenches on the site. […]

‘Boudica: A concert of new music for an old tale’

Today (17th January) sees the premiere of ‘Boudica: A concert of new music for an old tale’ at the Headgate Theatre in Colchester. Local musician Julia Usher has composed a new piece of music inspired by Boudica, the Iron Age queen of the Iceni tribe in Norfolk, who led her people in an uprising against […]

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 […]

the Ermine Street Guard conquer Colchester Roman circus

On Saturday and Sunday (10th-11th June), the Friends of the Colchester Archaeological Trust (FCAT) hosted a weekend presenting the Ermine Street Guard here at the Colchester Roman circus visitor centre. The Ermine Street Guard re-enact a unit of the Roman army which served in Britannia. The Guard marched in good order from Colchester Town Hall […]

Roman soldiers to return to Colchester – at the Roman circus visitor centre!

Nearly 2,000 years after their first definite visit to Colchester, the Roman army is returning! – and visiting the Roman circus visitor centre…  The famous Ermine Street Guard is a group of Roman army re-enactors and they will be here at the Roman circus centre for the weekend of the 10th-11th June. The Ermine Street […]

Colchester YAC and their April 2017 meeting

The Colchester Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) held their April meeting here at the Colchester Roman circus visitor centre on Saturday morning (22nd April). Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… We were privileged to have some expertise from the Colchester Archaeological Trust (CAT) at our April meeting. Trust archaeologist Laura Pooley showed us some fragmentary […]

from the Trust at the Roman circus: happy Easter !

The Trust would like to wish everyone a happy Easter and Bank Holiday weekend – especially to all our clients and professional partners, to our great volunteers, to all our Roman circus centre visitors and customers, to the visitors to our web-sites, and to all our followers on Facebook and Twitter. Easter is the great […]

fine Friends of the Trust ‘talks and tea’

On Saturday (11th February), the Friends of the Trust (FCAT) held their annual afternoon of ‘talks and tea’ at the Lion Walk Congregational Church in Colchester. This followed their AGM on the same morning here at the Roman circus centre: the ‘talks and tea’ afternoon is open to FCAT members and non-members. The illustrated talks […]

11th February: Friends of the Trust ‘talks and tea’

The Friends of the Colchester Archaeological Trust (FCAT) will be hosting an afternoon of ‘talks and tea’ on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the Lion Walk Congregational Church in Lion Walk, Colchester, Essex. The FCAT afternoon follows the FCAT AGM which will be held at the Roman circus centre in the morning, at 10.00 am. The […]

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