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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Historical Association Talk: Saturday 8 April 2017

The penultimate talk of the Essex Branch of the Historical Association will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 at 2.30pm at the Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB. The talk is entitled:

Aspects of Iron Age & Roman Colchester
Given by Dr Patrick Denney,
 Visiting Fellow, Dept. of History, Univ. of Essex

Colchester was both the Iron Age and Roman capital of Britain.  When the Romans arrived in 43AD they began by constructing a legionary fortress on the site of the modern day town, before later converting it into a Colonia for retired veterans from the Roman army.  The talk will highlight some of the major archaeological finds from the Roman town and fortress which, collectively, have done so much to help shape our knowledge of Roman Colchester.

Patrick Denney is one of the leading Colchester historians and has written numerous articles and books on the history of Colchester.  He is an active member of the Colchester Recalled Oral History Group and Secretary of the Friends of Colchester Museums. He is also a Regional Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

Thank You Debbie Cresswell (publicity) 

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