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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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These craftsmen worked on the dome

Your Contributions – As news of our project spreads following news items and our illustrated lectures to…

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Beth Chatto contributes

Beth’s Grey Friars Memories We are delighted that the famous gardener and author, Beth Chatto, has contributed…

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News Article Prompts Responses

Responses start to arrive following Gazette article Thanks to all for the positive responses by email and through…

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News article in Gazette raises interest

Community’s feelings for Grey Friars on show Following the press article in the Gazette and County Standard…

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Lectures share project’s findings

Various themes of interest to groups The most recent lecture using the project’s discoveries was enjoyed by…

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Colchester Local Studies Library – a useful find

Large-scale map gives a clear picture of Victorian Grey Friars The 1876 Ordnance Survey map of Colchester…

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