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March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Colchester’s Literary Legacies

Josie Watson


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH

Both of these Guided Walks have sold out.

12:00 – 1:00pm
2:00 – 3:00pm

Throughout its history, Colchester has been the inspiration and setting for many novels. This guided walk will take you on a literary quest to discover serpents, detectives, serving wenches and many other fictional characters and their creators who have known the streets of the ancient town.

There are two tours. The tour will start from Firstsite – meet at the entrance.

12.00-1.00pm – Book here

2.00-3.00pm – Book here

Josie Watson is a Blue Badge Guide.


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Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
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Hearing Loop: Firstsite does not have a hearing loop system in this room.

Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least five days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]