On This ColU Day

Written by historian, statistician and long time ColU fan, Graeson Laitt, this book recalls some of the greatest moment in the club’s history, along with those days we’d all rather just forget.

From the FA Cup victories over Leeds United and promotion at Yeovil Town to embarrassment at Bedlington and relegation out of the Football League. From Peter Wright and Lua Lua to those for whom history and recollections have perhaps not been quite so kind.

Each day of the year has at least one entry and includes all the big matches, promotions, cup runs and significant events in the life of Colchester United.

Paperback, £12.00

Exhibition: Picture Books by Lee Thomas

We are very pleased to welcome Lee Thomas  back to our gallery with ‘Picture Books’, a collection of artworks inspired by books.

Moby Dick by Herman Melvillle

Lee has been working on this project for  the  last two months. He enlisted the help of our book-loving customers who suggested  favourite book titles, characters or scenes to spark his imagination. The result is wonderfully varied and colourful collection of pictures, each inspired by a book

A Zoo in my Luggage by Gerald Durrell


Lee Thomas is a creative artist, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer based in Colchester. Find out more about Lee and his work here.  


All the prints in the exhibition are available framed for £45.00. The related books are displayed alongside the art and with Christmas coming consider a gift with a difference – we can gift wrap a book and its picture together for £50.00.


Meet the Artist

Wednesday 6th December will be the first of our December late opening evenings.  Lee will be on hand to tell you more about his work and the ‘Picture Book’ project.


Yes, our children’s book clubs meet again on Saturday afternoon so get in touch if you’d like to join in.   Children’s Book Group at is at 3 pm and the Young Adult Book Group at 2 pm.