Now in its 21st 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; 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 Remembers Colchester's Town Crier Colchester Recalled - oral history project 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's Street Art Local Links Colchester's Roman Circus The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester Colchester Man - DNA Project Walk Colchester's Roman Wall Trail Colchester's Heroes - Rolls of the Fallen Colchester's Caring Past Colchester's Town Hall Tymperleys Clock Museum (as was). Colchester's Witches Colchester's Cemetery - Who Is Buried There? Colchester's Railways Britannia Cars - Made in Colchester Colchester - the Outer Town Colchester and Arthur Colchester and District Recalled (in video) Camulodunum Park at Gosbecks. Old Colchester Postcards Fordham Recalled - Life Stories Colchester's Military Heritage Woods of Colchester Ltd - Photo Archive
The owner of Camulos emigrated to France in 2017.
He is therefore unable to closely maintain this site's contents.
It is his intention to keep the pages live for the forseeable future, despite some of the contents becoming out of date.
since 5th February 1999
when this site was first launched
last updated 18th June 2019
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.