Colchester photo albums

To see slide shows of some of the less well-known parts of Colchester, click on the pictures below. During the slide show, you can click on a picture to get further info, if it's available.


Specialist shops

Specialist shops

 

Inner green spaces

Inner green spaces

 

East Hill

East Hill

 

East Street

 

New Town
(Magdalen St)

 

The first Co-op on Colchester

New Town
(general)

 

firstsite:newsite

 

East Bridge

 

The Hythe (old)

 

The Hythe (new)

 

Balkerne Heights

Balkerne Heights

 

Greenstead Estate

Greenstead Estate

 

Greenstead Road

Greenstead Road

 

University

University

05 February, 2007

Circus: no need to bring on the clowns


Colchester's Roman circus, unearthed recently at the Abbey Field site and the only-known one in Britain (similar to Rome's, see pic above), is another free gift from the past with the potential to enrich Colchester immensely. Unfortunatley, despite uproar from many quarters, Colchester Council appears resolute to proceed with its plan to build a road across the find. In the Essex County Standard on February 2, 2007, our council's planning portfolio holder is reported to have said "We are actively working on ways to protect this significant find". Actively working, note - not just plain working. Follow this link for press cuttings and comment from the Camulos site. For location of Abbey Field, see map, waymark 19. See MS Virtual Earth shot of site here (best in Explorer or Firefox).

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having just moved to Colchester, in some ways I don't feel qualified to comment on the ways of the local Council. That said, I've already had some experience of the planning department, and I think there is an obsession with allowing new developments, without actually looking at the impact on a long-term basis, particularly as to lost cultural icons and issues of historical significance.

Thursday, 08 February, 2007  
Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

Wow, just wow.

Great links!

Sunday, 25 February, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You haven't posted anything in quite a while. I hope everything is ok.


I enjoy reading your blog.

Best wishes,

George Askew

Wednesday, 28 March, 2007  
Blogger poncrinator said...

Thank you, George, for your kind message – it's great to hear from you. Indeeed it has been quite a while, and I apologise for this break in posting (not good for a blog, I know). But I can report some developments going on in the background: Poncrinator is now three people, whose day jobs are in design/editorial, architecture and photography, so we're hoping to improve on the quality and range of content on the blog. Your comments will always much appreciated, so we look forward to hearing from you again in the future.

Saturday, 31 March, 2007  
Blogger Atomic Puppy (Becky) said...

Please consider posting this petition to see if we can prevent the atrocity happening.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SaveColchesterHistory/

Monday, 09 April, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am actually wondering when the Colchester Castle is going to be flattened to make space for some flats. It might sound ridiculous, but why not? The council have no respect for the circus, which is monumentally important, so why respect the castle?? It makes no sense to flatten one and keep the other.

Monday, 09 April, 2007  

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