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Colchester Roman circus visitor centre is now CLOSED for the winter break

The Colchester Roman circus visitor centre and tea room closed for the winter break on the 30th September. We will re-open them on the 27th March 2018 *. The visitor centre is still in use during the autumn/winter: the Colchester Archaeological Group (CAG) and Colchester Recalled (CR, the oral history group) present public talks and hold their meetings here. The CAG talks are presented weekly (on Monday evenings) and the CR meetings, which each include a talk, are held monthly (on Thursday evenings). For details of these, please go to http://caguk.net/talks/ and www.colchesterrecalled.co.uk/meetings.html or consult the calendar on this web-site. The [read more…]

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all welcome at the big ‘tea and talks’ event on Saturday 17th February!

On Saturday 17th February ’18, the Friends of the Colchester Archaeological Trust (FCAT) will be hosting a big ‘tea and talks’ event at Lion Walk Congregational Church in Colchester. This is a long-established and popular annual event. Trust archaeologists will present brief illustrated talks on some of our recent projects (from 2017), followed by tea/coffee and home-made cakes, when the archaeologists will mingle and chat! This year, the illustrated talks will be as follows: *** Trust pottery specialist Steve Benfield will discuss the very interesting Neolithic pottery (‘Fengate ware’) from a site at Frating near Colchester. ‘Fengate ware’ is thought [read more…]

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New direction

by Philip Crummy, director of the Colchester Archaeological Trust   Time and technology wait for no man or woman as they say – or at least they could do. The world has changed a lot since 1987 when we published the first issue of The Colchester Archaeologist. Being 32 pages long in full colour, the magazine represented a big step up from our original twice-yearly newsletter. The latter, a relatively modest offering called Catalogue, was first published in 1976 and was black and white and only twelve, in some cases sixteen, A5 pages in length. The Colchester Archaeologist and Catalogue [read more…]