Buildings of Colchester Through Time records some of the town's best preserved historic buildings. From the great Norman Castle and picturesque ruins of St Botolph's Priory, through to architecture of the twenty-first century, there is something here to please all tastes. Colour photographs illustrate the wide range of buildings and styles referred to, all of which are located within easy walking distance of the town centre.The book also provides a wealth of information on both architectural detail and general points of interest. It will certainly appeal to those who have an interest in historic buildings, but will be of particular interest to those who wish to add to their knowledge and enjoyment of the history of Colchester. There is also a handy location map included to assist those who may wish to view the buildings as part of an architectural walking tour of the town.
Patrick Denney, a Colchester resident, is a well-known local author and one of the leading researchers of Colchester's history. He teaches local and family history classes throughout the region and is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. He is also secretary of the Friends of Colchester Museums and a member of the Colchester Recalled Oral History Group.