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SAVED FROM THE SKIP (3)

We’re delighted to have possession of another piece of Grey Friars history rescued before being lost for…

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MORE MYSTERY OBJECTS SAVED FROM THE SKIP! (Update)

Two more items saved from the skip in the clear-out of Grey Friars in preparation for Essex…

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MYSTERY PHOTO – any ideas? UPDATE! Additional info.

This photo was discovered during alterations to Grey Friars in the 1990s. UPDATE: Local historian Andrew Phillips…

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Coming soon – a new architectural resource

250 YEARS AGO – FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP : Coming soon – a new architectural resource. The work of…

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CONVENT ERA POSTCARD COLLECTION GROWS

Postcards from the Past • The Convent era • 1904 – 1919   By the time the…

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They all called Grey Friars home

From Roman times (circa AD60 to 400) to the present day this little corner of Colchester has…

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Roman & Castle Roads – dereliction to desirability

At the well-attended AGM of the roads’ Residents Association this week, around 50 residents were treated to…

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Alternative Heritage – UNDER THE FLOORBOARDS!

UNDER THE FLOORBOARDS – a different kind of heritage! In a sharp contrast to some of the…

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HERITAGE WEEKEND 2015 – New Milestones Reached!

We have reached two new milestones in our bid to tell the full story of the corner…

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Good times remembered – 20 years on!

It has been suggested to us that we should ensure there is an opportunity for people to…

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Lt. E.G.P.Fenn – Born in Colchester, died in Palestine – forgotten in C21st?

***See end of this article for new material*** Local historian Joan Soole has brought to our attention that Lieutenant…

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Family connection discovered!

We have been contacted by Rosemary Jewers, following her reading of the section in our book that…

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The CCHS era – more material added

Thanks to the enthusiasm of many readers of the book, and viewers of this website, we are…

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Convent School Era – new material 29/6/15

A number of postcards from the Convent School era (1904-1919) have come to light. They provide an…

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UPDATED June 2015: important new interpretation of friary buildings by leading mediaeval expert

Dr John Ashdown-Hill (of ‘finding Richard III’ fame), a leading academic in the field of mediaeval study,…

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JULY 2015 UPDATE: Contributions flood in!

** SEE RESOURCES SECTION FOR ROMAN AND CASTLE ROADS MATERIAL** Contributions continue to flood in! Amongst them…

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Book Launched – Twice! And more material arrives immediately!

The book is now in the shops! The Mayor of Colchester, Cllr John Elliott, officially launched the…

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The Grey Friars book is at the printer’s!

Having called a halt to the many revisions taking place as a result of new discoveries, clarifications…

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Hotel conversion well on way

OMC Investments are making great progress with the conversion of Grey Friars, Hillcrest and All Saints House…

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Family links – Grey Friars at the turn of the C19th

The last family to live at Grey Friars We are delighted to acknowledge the interest and support…

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