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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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Colchester Gazette 14th March 2016

Gazette 14th March 2016

Newspaper article printed in the Colchester Gazette 14th March 2016 All the doors featured in this article have longer and fuller historical write ups on this website. Is a church door simply a church door or is there more to them than simply being an old door? Colchester has three old church doors and each […]

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Gazette 21st Dectember 2015

Gazette 21st December 2015

Newspaper article printed in the Colchester Gazette 21st December 2015 We all hear church bells ringing out on a Sunday morning or chiming the hours and quarters as their clock hands move. However there is more to a bell’s story than you may realise and although many churches contain bells that have been cast fairly […]

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

BFBS Radio interview 6

Radio interview broadcast on Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd December 2015 with BFBS Radio Below is a copy of the two short radio interviews which was done with BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Service) at their Colchester studios. The interview with Sharon Robson was an informal piece talking about the ‘Gate Guardian’ at Merville Barracks […]

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Gazette 16 Nov 2015

Gazette 16th November 2015

Newspaper article printed in the Colchester Gazette 16th November 2015 The church of St. Leonards in Lexden contains many historical connections to Colchester’s past, however her stained glass windows are very special and unique, in particular one window located to the left of the Chancel, in the lady chapel. The window itself depicts a mediaeval […]

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Paddy Mayne

BFBS Radio Interview 5

Radio interview broadcast on Monday 16th November 2015 with BFBS Radio Below is a copy of the short radio interview which was done with BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Service) at their Colchester studios. The interview with Sharon Robson was an informal piece talking further regarding a recent discovery on my own family tree. This […]

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Gray photo

BFBS Radio Interview 4

Radio interview broadcast on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 with BFBS Radio Below is a copy of the short radio interview which was done with BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Service) at their Colchester studios. The interview with Sharon Robson was an informal piece talking about the memory of a local Colchester man, Roderick Hubery Grey […]

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Gazette 27 Oct 2015

Gazette 27th October 2015

Newspaper article printed in the Colchester Gazette 27th October 2015 The cemetery space around Colchester’s churches was becoming more limited as the available space became reduced with each passing year. The need for an out of town cemetery was therefore needed and similar to many towns around the country these garden cemeteries were landscaped into […]

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Henry Arnfied WW1 photo

BFBS Radio Interview 3

Radio interview broadcast on Tuesday 20th October 2015 with BFBS Radio Below is a copy of the short radio interview which was done with BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Service) at their Colchester studios. The interview with Sharon Robson was an informal piece talking about my own families involvement in the military and the various […]

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Gazette 15 Oct 2015

Gazette 15th October 2015

Newspaper article printed in the Colchester Gazette 15th October 2015 We all do it. Walk past an old church cemetery without paying much attention to the stones that stand within. They’ve been there for over a hundred years or more and will be there for many more, so we just walk on by without giving […]

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