A car of the 21st century passes the oldest houses in England’s first recorded fort. This is Colchester, where the Roman Army set up camp to begin their onslaught of Saxon England. In the early morning the passing car does not regard these wattle and daub style tenements inspite of their bright colours.
This strong city was until recently a modern military town. Things have changed since I last lived here and I celebrate this fast moving location with a trip to the bright shiny Mercury Theatre. A matinee of local new writing, that is as colourful as these houses, is on the cards.
I take a tip from the cars that are steadfastly making their way to London and along with the vibrant contemporary local theatre, look forward.
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