Archive | Myths and legends

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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Saint Helena stained glass

The story of St. Helena

A town built on myth and legend This is the stained glass window to Helena the patron saint of Colchester who stands tall and proud overlooking the mayors chamber at the town hall. The question is, who was Helena, what was her connection to Colchester and how did she become our patron saint? The story […]

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