11 Mar New book by renowned local author Patrick Denney to explore Colchester
Colchester is reputedly the oldest recorded town in Britain and much has been written about its rich historical past, from the Iron Age settlement and the coming of the Romans, the Norman castle, medieval monasteries and churches, the woollen cloth industry, its military heritage, right through to the modern-day.
But the town’s history has so much more to offer and in this present volume the reader will be taken off the beaten track and into the less well known episodes of the town’s history.
From tales of both saintly and dubious characters, strange events and hidden away architectural gems, Secret Colchester will prove to be a must have for everyone’s bookshelf.
Author Patrick Denney is a leading local historian and the book will certainly appeal to those with an interest in the history of Colchester, and to all those who wish to learn more about this fascinating and historical corner of Essex.
The book is out in April!