Colchester -  the  town centre

 

Colchester - Severalls and the  northern fringe/Highwoods

 

Colchester - the Northern Approaches Road 1

Colchester - the Northern Approaches Road 2

 

Colchester - Highwoods Country Park

 

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The much fought-over North Hill. The bus lane, shaded in green on the right of the picture, has deprived shoppers of street parking, and has allegedly caused many businesses in this road to lose money.  Several "For Sale" signs are still in view - but  some have closed altogether. the view is to the north, with the white whale-like structure being the ASDA supermarket near the railway station.

 

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The impressive town hall dominates this view of the High Street, facing west. Jumbo (the water tower at the end of the street,) and wide pavements are notable features. The stonework, as pedestrian paving, street surfacing or bollards, was an expensive and controversial part of the traffic-calming measures in the High Street.

 

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Tymperleys.  Once a merchant's house, now a clock museum, with a charming garden.

 

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25th July 2001


St Botolph's Medieval Fair, with a sizeable audience enjoying a day of medieval crafts and skills and displays of combat.

 

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21st July 2001

 


Colchester castle, with much of its structure still containing Roman bricks, recovered from the sacking of the town by Boudicca.

 

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14th August 2001

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North Hill .. the end of the bus lane, and the edge of the CBD.

 

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25th July 2001

 


High Street, with the Town Hall and Jumbo.

 

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14th August 2001


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14th August 2001

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Bollards protect pedestrian crossing points in the High Street. The traffic lanes have been reduced to one.

 

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25th July 2001


A selection of street furniture in the High Street.

 

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14th August 2001


A concentration of estate agents, although not nearly so extreme as the cluster found in Clacton
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14th August 2001

 

 

 

Work in Head Street after the fire.

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27 October 2001

 

 

North Hill  - early morning mist.

 

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28th September 2001

 

 

 

The first daffodils in Upper Park, with the town wall stretching away.

 

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16 February 2002

 

 

The castle and the sunken Roman garden in fine February sunlight.

 

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16 February 2002

 

A fine show of crocuses below the castle mound.

 

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16 February 2002

 

 

The Leisure World Complex, with its entrance and water chutes. Parking is becoming problematical at peak hours.

 

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16 February 2002

 

 

 

MacDonald's restaurant, with a drive-thru' facility. The traffic implications of this facility are severe, clogging both the Leisure Centre and the interchange with Cowdray Avenue.

 

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16 February 2002

 

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