Much has been written about Colchester's rich historical past, from the Iron Age settlement and the coming of the Romans, the Norman castle, the woollen cloth trade, the Siege of Colchester and many more notable events through to the present day. But the town's history has so much more to offer, particularly with regard to its more recent past, and in this present volume the reader will be taken off the beaten track and into the less well-known aspects of the town's history.
From tales of interesting characters, both respectable and otherwise, 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, but also very much to the casual reader who wishes to learn more about this fascinating and historical corner of Essex.
Patrick Denney is a 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.