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image for Talk item typeUnearthing the History of the Hythe at Colchester Roman circus centre

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Historical talk, Thu 20 Jul 2017, free entry


Roman Circus Walk,


Join Howard Brooks from the Colchester Archaeological Trust and Rowenna Wood from Purcell Architects & Heritage Consultants for an evening of talks and discussion as we uncover the remarkable story of the Hythe and its role in establishing Colchester as Britain's Oldest Recorded Town.

Discover the tales that colour our local history over a drink and some nibbles with friends and colleagues.

RSVP: naomi.andrews@purcelluk.com

6.30pm - Down by the Riverside - Archaeology at the Hythe
7.00pm - Discussions and Questions
7.30pm - Down by the Riverside - The Hythe's Historic Buildings
8.00pm - Discussion, questions, networking and socialising

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 20 Jul 2017 18:00 to 21:00


Free entry



Plan route to Colchester Roman circus centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 998245  Lat: 51.88418 Long: 0.89695

Nearby public P&D car-parks in Butt Road and Napier Road. Access for pedestrians and cycles from Circular Road North and Roman Circus Walk. Access for cars from Butt Road.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesAudible alarm system