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What's on - Colchester History

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Talks & Events

How refugees saved Colchester

Thursday 24 September 2020

7:30 pm

In the sixteenth century, large numbers of skilled craftspeople from lowland Europe made their way to Essex. As religious refugees, they sought peace – and the opportunity to ply their trades. Join historian and honorary fellow of the Department…

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Thatcher: The Colchester years

Thursday 26 November 2020

7:30 pm

A member of Colchester’s hockey club and the borough’s Young Conservative group, Oxford chemistry graduate Margaret Roberts wrote extensively from her lodgings in Cambridge Road, Colchester – as she secured the early stages of her political career. Join historian…

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