Now in its 16th Year!
(For quick and easy access to information about heritage sites that a visitor can visit, can we recommend that you download our heritage site leaflet here and perhaps follow our virtual tours on the same page, in conjunction with your smart phones, iPads, iPhone, tablets, etc.) Camulos is the name of a Celtic war god, from whose name is derived Camulodunom, the pre-history name for Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Great Britain and Britain's First City. When the Romans came to stay, they re-named us as Camulodunum and created a colonia here. Colonia Ceastre (fortress colony) was born - and which, naturally, evolved to become Colchester.
This site will tell you of Colchester's history; it will give you a virtual guided tour of the town/castle/town walls/town hall, etc; it will tell you about its Inns, Taverns and Pubs; you can find out who is inscribed on our war memorials; some who are buried in our cemeteries; it has an extensive collection of old postcards of the town; as well as many other things, too numerous to mention.
A quick index of some of this site's contents follows:
VISITOR INTEREST HISTORY INTEREST GENERAL INTEREST LOCAL GROUPS The Camulos Heritage Leaflets Colchester in Old Postcards Colchester's Town Crier Friends of Colchester Museums A Virtual Tour of Colchester Colchester Men at Trafalgar Colchester's Archer of the Fayre Colchester Archaeological Group Colchester Castle Colchester's Oyster Feast Queen Boadicea in Colchester The Colchester Town Watch The Colchester Roman Trail Colchester's War Memorials Colchester - Local Information Colchester Recalled - oral history project Colchester's Roman Circus The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester Colchester Man - DNA Project Colchester Roman Society - Roman re-enactors Walk Colchester's Roman Wall Trail Colchester's Heroes - Rolls of the Fallen The Colchester T Shirt The Colchester Festival Association Colchester's Town Hall Tymperleys Clock Museum (as was). Colchester's Witches Local Links Colchester's Cemetery - Who Is Buried There? Siege of Colchester - Starvation and Surrender Colchester and Motorcycling Colchester - the Outer Town Colchester and Arthur Britannia Cars - Made in Colchester Colchester's Pubs - Where to go. Colchester's Archaeology and History - general & links Colchester's Street Art Colchester's Famous Ghost Tour Woods of Colchester Ltd - Photo Archive Colchester's Caring Past Camulodunum Park at Gosbecks Looking for a speaker? Colchester's Military Heritage
Or you can search here for specific words contained within this website.
WHAT'S NEW AT CAMULOS?
since 5th February 1999
when this site was first launched
last updated 3rd February 2014
As you have probably already discovered, this site makes noises and has animations. That should be a clear indication that this is a fun site. We just thought that we would mention this as some folks don't appreciate that sort of thing; they hate the design of the site; they want to offer their services to redesign it; etc.
So, if you are at work, turn the volume down now. We accept no responsibility for the contents of this site, nor are we looking for any awards. The people who are responsible are those that lived their lives many years ago and gave us our history. We simply record it here for the edification of others.
For those without a sense of humour, or the pea-brained with politically correctness syndrome, we can recommend this.