Author Archive | Alice Goss

Great Hornbill

Rufous Hornbills

Rufous Hornbills There are many exotic birds at Colchester Zoo, helping to draw visitors each day to one of our town’s most popular tourist attractions. The Rufous Hornbill has to be one of the most unusual and instantly recognisable of any of its bird, with its large red bill and casque above it, a throwback […]

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New bridge on Balkerne Hill

Urban modernisation of Balkerne Hill

Urban modernisation of Balkerne Hill Town’s evolve and develop over time. Populations increase creating the need for more housing, commercial premises, roads and amenities resulting in urban development and town expansions. In recent years, these redeveloped areas are mostly former industrial areas where an industry had relocated or declined leaving a concrete eyesore in the […]

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C47b Dakota (KP208), the Gate Guardian at Merville Barracks in Colchester and the last Dakota in service with the RAF.

Aviation history in Colchester

Aviation history in Colchester Colchester is home to many historic treasures and buildings to which this town should be proud to own and care for. These include the country’s largest Victorian water tower, Largest Norman castle keep and a Roman Circus, one of the most significant finds of them all. With all that Colchester has […]

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Colchester Gazette 3rd July 2017

Newspaper Articles

Recent Newspaper Articles Some of the articles which have featured in the Colchester Gazette over the past few months. Read about some graffiti on a Colchester pub which leads back to the Red Barn Murder in Polstead. Read all about Humtp Dumpty. Is the story fact or fiction? Read about how the the elephant has […]

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Entrance porch at St. Leonards Hythe

Colchester Ghosts

Colchester’s ghosts – fact or fiction Are there ghosts in Colchester? Do these ghost stories have any historical value, or are they simply stories? Every town throughout the country has their ghost stories with many borrowed from other towns and retold to suit their new location. Many of these stories were reinvented in Victorian times […]

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Bell chamber at Little Horksley Church

Colchester’s ancient bells

Colchester’s ancient bells Today, the former All Saints Church has a new lease of life as this town’s Natural History Museum, with the interior quite unrecognisable from her days as a place of worship. Back in the 1950’s the Bishop of Colchester, Dudley Narborough, was responsible for closing many churches in the town including All […]

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Blue tit

Blue Tits

Blue Tits The Blue Tit is one of the most recognisable garden birds in the country; with their yellow breast, blue wings, blue cap and a green back with a black and white face. Belonging to the family Paridae, their Latin name is Cyanistes Caeruleus and are one of the smallest of our native birds. […]

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