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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady;13854;
    Wow, what a load of good info you've got there, Lb. Colchester certainly has an amazing amount of history. In fact, seeing the word camulos in the Roman Circus link reminded me that it was the Roman town of Camulodunum where Boudicca and her allies annihilated the populace (Yehhhh! :D Actually, I'm not sure why I cheered there as I'm rather fond of the Ancient Romans. ).



    Excellent pics and links. The new garrison is rather nifty. The old victorian garrison buildings are lovely (great windows) and I hope they convert most of them as it would be a shame and a waste of opportunity to let them all go (like they're intending to do with the circus). What is it with these councillors; do they have to pass a test to ensure their IQ's are sufficiently low enough?

    Really enjoyed that.
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    I'm impressed Foxy -you sure do know your History! :)
    If there was ever a good example of what happens if you upset a woman, Bodicca is it!!);)
    I hope that they keep as many of the original buildings as is practical. I know that usually it's down to money, but it would be nice if the historic value is considered too. Hmm, I've got a feeling there's another Pettition coming soon!;)
    You comments are much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy;13861;
    If there was ever a good example of what happens if you upset a woman, Bodicca is it!!);)
    Take note, guys!!! :D :D :D
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    hehehe, like it. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al;13855;
    Great stuff LB very nice buildings for the army there I bet they weren’t built in the 1900’s “no frills, scout camp style layout” they have now. I wonder what will come of the site.

    You're probably spot on King Al!!
    Think there's some info on the future plans for the Garrison Site on one of the links listed above.

    I've be wondering around MOD locations for years and have never run in to any more trouble than any where else, I think any one who goes on to an active MOD site is really risking getting in serious trouble, I think its because of the guns and that. But as long as it’s not in use I’ve never got in to any real problems.
    You might be right, but personally, I'd not like to take that chance -call me chicken and all that!;) Also, the Cavalry Barracks are still guarded by MP's (Military Police, not the other type), and they kindly let me get a few pics, whilst being escorted at all times.
    Hang on a mo -do you go in cammoflauge?!!:D;)

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    Our office is currently working on a new building for the MOD up there. Unfortunatly i'm not working on it but its got to have special blast proof glazing and we can't have cars parked within a certain distance etc.

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    Nice pics, Went up here a few months back with ether.

    Good to see you out and about! Can you ring me sometime soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by FieldyM;13879;
    Nice pics, Went up here a few months back with ether.

    Good to see you out and about! Can you ring me sometime soon
    Thanks Fieldy,

    Sure thing. Will give ya a tinkle after work.

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    Way, way back in 1985 I spent an unhappy 112 days serving in the military prison at Colchester, at that time we were housed in the original nissan huts with wood burners in the centre of the rooms. The guards would wake us by banging a stick along the corrugated outer shell of the buildings at stupid o clock every morning... oh how we did laugh !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yessuf;13910;
    Way, way back in 1985 I spent an unhappy 112 days serving in the military prison at Colchester, at that time we were housed in the original nissan huts with wood burners in the centre of the rooms. The guards would wake us by banging a stick along the corrugated outer shell of the buildings at stupid o clock every morning... oh how we did laugh !!
    Hi Yessuf,

    Must have been a wee bit nippy in those things I guess that the idea was it would be a deterrent from being naughty? If it's gone the way Prisons have, then I bet they have colour TV's and a swimming pool there now!!;)
    Thanks for sharing your story!!

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    Nice, good to see some photos.

    My Grandad was based/trained there during WW2 before and after which he worked at Severalls! It's a shame he isn't around to tell me about his experiences as he died when I was only one.

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