Urban modernisation of 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…

V.C for Colchester’s bravest man

V.C for Colchester’s bravest man

Colchester’s bravest man awarded posthumous V.C The third man with associations to Colchester to receive the V.C was Cpl Bryan James Budd (1977 – 2006) and was he was originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Colchester Garrison have named their gymnasium in honour of this brave soldier as a fitting…

Colchester and the Victoria Cross

Colchester and the Victoria Cross

Three men associated with Colchester have received the Victoria Cross. There are many towns in England with associations to the Victoria Cross (V.C) from their soldiers past and present and Colchester is no exception, especially with Colchester being a garrison town. The V.C is the highest military decoration awarded for…

Peter Wright Footballer Statue

Peter Wright Footballer Statue

Peter Wright Statue This 6ft bronze statue is located in the centre of Turnstile Square, a new housing development built on the former stadium location of Colchester United Football Club. This statue immortalises Peter Wright, Colchester United’s most famous football player depicting him about to kick the ball and score…