Celebrate Colchester’s Heritage

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Your chance to join in Jumbo Summer

How well do you know Colchester’s industrial heritage? Over the next few months everyone can discover, celebrate and share the incredible history of our impressive Jumbo water tower thanks to Jumbo Summer.

The Jumbo Summer programme of Heritage Learning Events is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Colchester Borough Council, RIBA and local history experts including Colchester Recalled. It has been organised with help from Signals Media.

Activity:Date/Time:Where:What’s happening:

Meet The Experts11th May
4.00 – 5.30
Studio 2
Local history heroes Patrick Denny and Andrew Philips will reveal how Jumbo helped to save our town from deadly disease.

Build it design workshop11th May
12.00 – 4.00
Studio 1
Try your hand at building a water tower.

Up close with JumboHollytrees
See why Jumbo has a special place in our heritage at our displays in Colchester Hollytrees Museumn and the town library.

Watch our animated film
Signals Media Discover how Victorian superheroes helped to save our town.

Hands on with historySignals MediaDesign a poster to celebrate Jumbo, or learn about its heritage with our fun activities sheets.

Eye witness to history1st April – 21st JulyHear the facinating story of Jumbo from the people who saw it built, thanks to the Colchester oral history project.

Unlocking our heritage13th May –
22nd July
Roman Circus
Visitor Centre
Apply to join this once-in-a-lifetime series of free workshops and unlock the secrets of the past to reveal our town’s amazing heritage. You don’t need to have studied history before, but places are strictly limited and this event is therefore by invitation only. If you would like to be considered, call 079733852598 before noon on 9th May 2019.

Design event
Saturday 8th JuneColchester 6th Form College By invitation to this RIBA event, participants will be asked to apply their architectural or engineering knowledge to help us learn more about Jumbo.

Celebrate heritageSunday 21st July
2.30 – 4.00
FirstsiteCome to our “end-of-term” party, see what everyone has been up to at our brilliant heritage events.

Find out how you can join in the events by completing the form below:

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