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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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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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GREY FRIARS CLASS LIVES ON!

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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High School Girls Return

… for Ethel Munson’s 90th birthday. The event was recorded in an article in the CCHS Alumnae…

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New direction for our charity

Our community learning project is hosted by a local adult education charity (see “About Us” in top…

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LEST WE FORGET …In Memory of EDWARD GERALD PALMER FENN

Born 2nd Sept 1894, Grey Friars Colchester. Second Lieutenant 6th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attached to the…

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What did mediaeval Grey Friars look like? NEW RESOURCE PUBLISHED

This is one of the great mysteries of Colchester’s past. There is no doubt that the Grey…

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Siege of Colchester – double Grey Friars connection

In 1648 the town’s citizens were caught up in the conflict between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians….

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New time-line chart published AD70-2016

A new fully-illustrated ‘time line’ chart has been published following the Heritage Weekend tours of the Grey…

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Free walking tours Sunday 11th Sept.

Sunday 11th September 11am and 2pm. Specially for Heritage Weekend 2016 – A guided and illustrated walk:…

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Stunning Georgian Architecture Revealed

See over 60 photos of Grey Friars interior features in the new resource posting. Just click on…

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It’s never too late to learn!

This project’s parent local adult education charity has honoured three adult learners for their achievements on recent…

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