Imagine on your first day at work, aged fifteen years old, being asked to attach a new flag to the top of the 90 foot high mast of a sailing barge. Or the doctor arriving by horse and cart on a home visit….and performing the operation to remove your tonsils on the spot. ’Colchester Memories’ describes episodes and incidents in the lives of Colchester people during the early to mid-twentieth century. Transcribed from recorded interviews, the wonderful thing about this book is that it gives you glimpses into the lives of ordinary people from all walks of life. Interspersed with these reminiscences are plenty of photographs making this a unique record of Colchester life in times gone by.