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Heritage saved from the skip!

50 years after adult education began at Grey Friars, precious memorabilia is being deposited at the Essex…

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50 Years Anniversary!

It’s now 50 YEARS since adult education started at Grey Friars! See what local people thought about Colchester’s…

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Success of Heritage Days 2018

Many thanks to those who attended our event. 213 people took the tours and others enjoyed the…

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This Weekend! Sept14/15 Don’t miss it!

Come and see us in September! Don’t miss this year’s HERITAGE WEEKENDS LOTS TO SEE AND DO…

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THIS WEEK! Thur 5th July • 10am-6pm • Exhibition and FREE Illustrated Talks

Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, off High Street opposite Grey Friars • 10am-6pm • ALL FREE GREY FRIARS HISTORY…

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Sunday June 3rd 14.00-17.00 Open Gardens

On the site of the Grey Friars priory: Castle & Roman Roads OPEN GARDENS 2-5pm. £3.00 for…

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DIARY DATES – 2018 events – ALL FREE!

Thursday 5th July & Saturdays/Sundays Sept 8/9 & 15/16 – Save the dates! Thurs 5th July – Firstsite…

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Updated – Grey Friars in C19th newspapers

A new resource for 2018 – A series of documents on Grey Friars in Period Newspapers. Click titles to…

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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. www.ColchesterLearningTown.org 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 www.ColchesterLearningTown.org …

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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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