Now in its 14th Year!
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 A Virtual Tour of Colchester Colchester in Old Postcards Colchester's Town Crier Friends of Colchester Museums Colchester Castle Colchester Men at Trafalgar Colchester's Archer of the Fayre Colchester Archaeological Group Colchester's Town Hall 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 A World Heritage Site? Colchester Sea Cadets Walk Colchester's Roman Wall Trail Colchester's Heroes - Rolls of the Fallen Colchester's T Shirt Colchester Roman Society - Roman re-enactors Colchester - the Outer Town Colchester's Heritage - A Cause for Concern? Colchester's Witches The Colchester Festival Association Colchester's Cemetery - Who Is Buried There? Siege of Colchester - Starvation and Surrender Colchester and Motorcycling GOLD (pubs) Colchester's Famous Ghost Tour Colchester and Arthur History Re-enactment in Colchester French Language Lessons in Colchester Colchester's Pubs - Where to go. Colchester's Archaeology and History - general & links Britannia Cars - Made in Colchester Tymperleys Clock Museum Camulodunum Park at Gosbecks Colchester Man - DNA Project Local Links
Or you can search here for specific words contained within this website.
WHAT'S NEW AT CAMULOS?
TOUR OF COLCHESTER
(The most visited site at Camulos)
Old Pictures of the Town
in the form of old postcards
and some earlier images
(The second most visited site at Camulos)
Colchester's pubs, ancient and modern.
With access to the book
'Who holds the power in Colchester?', 'How to contact them?'
A Cause for Concern?
Those men and women who lost their lives during the two world wars.
What heritage sites do we have and which have been destroyed or are threatened?
The only Roman circus known in Britain.
Woad Rage began here in Colchester!
Official, Places to Stay,
Some history of Colchester's famous oyster feast.
The Colchester Festival
Something of our archaeological and recent history.
and other burial sites in Colchester
Cars made in Colchester
Colchester's Sea Cadets
The Colchester Roman Society
(re-enactors of our Roman heritage)
What have people said about this site?
The positive comments only!
since 5th February 1999
when this site was first launched
last updated 22nd October 2011
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.