Days Gone By: Castle at the heart of town’s cultural, musical and historical life
It’s been at the centre of the community for nearly 1,000 years, and Colchester Castle and its wonderful park still plays a vital role in the town’s life and economy.
Built on the foundations of Britain’s largest Roman temple – which can still be visited via tours – destroyed by the Iceni led by Boudica, the castle stands just off the town centre and is a major tourist attraction.
As our gallery shows here, it plays an educational and cultural role via activities at the museum along with its displays and record of the town’s Roman history to the present day, while the grounds are used for a wide variety of activities.
Cricket is played at the castle grounds, and the park has been used for music concerts, fun days, and historical re-enactments and other occasions many times over the years.
To share your memories, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.
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