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250 years of Grey Friars People

Tens of thousands of local people are connected with Grey Friars in one way or another. Click…

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Garden Room & Terrace

The 1780 extension of a ‘garden front’ provided a magnificent series of rooms to enhance the 1755…

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Temple Brothers C19th Painting

A watercolour painting of the Grey Friars area of High Street in the late C19th (during Dr…

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Daphne Sandham – artist inspired by Grey Friars

Click> Daphne Sandham inspired by Grey Friars

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The Grey Friars girl who inspired great actors

Pamela Brown CCHS 1936 -1939. This famous author of many books for children was born in Colchester…

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Centenary Celebration – photos & report

 On Tuesday 19th November 2019 our Charity held its farewell public event – a double centenary celebration…

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Video passes 1,000 views on YouTube

The video of our students talking about the adult college experience at Grey Friars has now been…

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Heritage Open Days 15 & 22 Sept 11am-5pm

This year’s FREE Heritage Open Day events will be on Sundays 15th and 22nd September. There will…

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1915 Convent postcard discovered

Thanks to Malcolm Springett, this fascinating postcard of the chapel (later the CCHS gym and assembly hall, and…

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National Campaign 2019

We will be supporting the AE100 centenary campaign to raise awareness of the value of adult learning…

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Adult college staff photos discovered

In a collection of boxes and folders rescued from the skip by Joan Gurney and Marion Williams…

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Books for Christmas Gifts

Available NOW from our publishing section “Access Books” OUR LATEST BOOK: “Really Useful Knowledge”  A social history of…

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Mediaeval Grey Friars – new information

We know that the Grey Friars were supported by donations of money and resources in kind by…

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A rare opportunity!

The History of Grey Friars • Illustrated talk by Alan Skinner at Mersea Museum • Friday 16th November…

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Lest we forget – 100 years on

In Memory of EDWARD GERALD PALMER FENN Born 2nd Sept 1894, Grey Friars Colchester  Died on Thursday,…

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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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