Saturday 3rd September: it’s all about archaeology at the Roman circus centre!

On Saturday 3rd September, come and enjoy some archaeology at the Roman circus centre: an illustrated talk by Trust director Philip and a guided tour of the Roman circus site and centre! Admission free.
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*** ‘1986-2016: the Roman circus and much more’: illustrated talk by Trust director Philip Crummy of the Trust’s work in Colchester from 1986 (part 2)
This review will include all of the most remarkable archaeological evidence and finds which the Trust has recovered in and around Colchester since 1986, such as the ‘Doctor’s grave’ and ancient gaming-board from Stanway in the 1990s, and the remains of the huge Roman monumental arcade which we investigated in 2015, in the High Street near the castle. The talk will also include our excavation of part of the remains of the Romano-British temple and large colonnaded building at Gosbecks. Philip will also talk about the archaeological work which we have undertaken at the old Colchester garrison over the past 15 years, including our discovery of the remarkable site of the Roman circus. And much more…
The remarkable ‘Fenwick treasure’, which we discovered in summer 2014 on a site within the Williams & Griffin store, will be the subject of another illustrated talk here at the Roman circus centre (details to be arranged).
Philip presented part 1 last week, on Saturday 27th August.
11.30am-12.15pm.
To be sure of a seat, please book in advance: just ‘phone (01206) 501785.
FREE.
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*** guided tour of the Roman circus centre and site:
At 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Today – Saturday 3rd September – the Trust’s volunteer guides Sam and John will lead the tour of the Roman circus site and centre.
Please meet indoors at the Roman circus model.
FREE.
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The Roman circus centre, site and tea room are open Monday-Saturday, 11.00am-4.00pm. Admission is free. The Roman circus centre, site and tea room are wheelchair-/pushchair-accessible.
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two talks poster final the altered

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