Jumbo: The Water Tower

The Grade II* listed Jumbo is the largest remaining Victorian water tower in Britain, and an increasingly rare example of one in an original condition. The tower was nicknamed “Jumbo” after the London Zoo elephant as a term of derision in 1882 by Reverend John Irvine who was annoyed that the tower dwarfed his nearby rectory at St. Mary-at-the-Walls.

Jumbo has been recognised by Historic England as a structure of exceptional architectural and historic interest, and is of great importance both nationally and locally.

Brian Light has for many years worked to preserve Jumbo and in this book he tells the full story of the history of Colchester’s most iconic building.

Paperback, £9.99

Meet Dominique Valente – children’s author

Saturday 20th July at 2pm

We have invited children’s author Dominique Valente to talk about her debut book, ‘Starfell’.  Dominique is being described as ‘the brightest new star in Children’s literature’.  It is a hardback book but for children attending the event we are able to offer the book at £9.99.  Parents, carers, siblings, friends all are welcome.  Booking is advised but not necessary via email at us@redlionbooks.co.uk

Dominique’s debut novel, ‘Starfell’ was described as “the most anticipated debut of 2019” on the front cover of The Bookseller. 

The event is on Saturday 20th July at 2pm, downstairs at Red Lion Books, 125 High Street, Colchester.