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New for 2018 – Grey Friars in C19th period newspapers

A new resource for the New Year – The first in a series of documents on Grey…

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Christmas/New Year 2018 Greetings

Best wishes to all. Stay in touch for more fascinating activities and memories in 2018.

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Our new website’s 2,000th user!

Our new website has just had its 2,000th user. Appropriately, they were from Colchester. On the…

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Talks & Walks Programme

We had a marvellous response to the Heritage Open Days with 231 visitors (222 adults 9 children)…

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Heritage Weekend 2017

Today’s event overwhelming – over 100 visitors and the history walking tours were rammed! For tomorrow (Sunday)…

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Keeping “Grey Friars” ethos alive!

Keeping the “Grey Friars” ethos alive! Take a look at our companion website … Click on …

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Next event – Heritage Weekend

Next event – Heritage Weekend • Saturday & Sunday 9/10 September Collaboration with GreyFriars Hotel – Exhibition and…

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Coming up this month (23 and 30th June) !

Friday 23rd June FREE EVENT “Grey Friars, 2000 years of history” – Exhibition, hands-on artefacts, reunion for…

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Invitation – come and hear!

The Trustees of our charity 1095713 “Learning Never Stops” invite you to come and hear about our…

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New CCHS material

As part of our ongoing “Sharing Heritage” social history project, we are constantly sorting through material relevant…

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Video saved from skip reaches 500 views!

The Grey Friars college video from the 1990s has clocked up over 500 views on YouTube. Click…

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DIARY DATES! June & September 2017

Tuesday 6th June 7.30pm “50 years of local adult education” – with update on the Grey Friars…

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CCHS memories: Contributions continue to arrive.

Following a lecture to Lexden History Society last week (8/3/2017) we received another blast from the past….

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Nov 2016 Ed Awards CROPPED
Grey Friars themed lecture coming up.

Rare opportunity – Wednesday March 8th 7.30pm. Lavishly-illustrated talk on the history of the Grey Friars site…

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Transport-themed Grey Friars memory a hit on Facebook.

Within a few days of being loaded onto our Facebook page this post had received over 60…

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Illustrated Talk – 11th Jan 2017

Rare opportunity! • Weds 11th Jan. 8pm West Bergholt “Grey Friars – 1900 yrs history on one…

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CCHS at Grey Friars 1920s – tracing family history

Chris is tracing family history, especially his mother and aunt, Winifred and Olive Payne. If you have…

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Greetings from our Trustees and volunteers!

… and best wishes for the New Year. In 2017 we’re starting a new project to inform,…

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Many Grey Friars adult college classes over the years have become notable and long-lasting clubs and societies….

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Gift ideas!

IDEAL GIFTS? Our books are perfect for that little gift for friends or family at Christmas.  All…

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