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Acquisitions Images

This rare view of the High Street was painted by local artist Charles Debenham in the 1950s. It was purchased by the Friends at auction for the princely sum of £600 in November 2002 and subsequently presented to the museum.

Another view of the High Street. this time in 1956, a watercolour by Suffolk artist Leonard.R.Squirrel 1893-1979

  A figure of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, a C19th Baptist preacher who as a young man lived in Colchester, generously funded by the Friends. He is said to have been converted in a chapel in Artillery Street (which is still there with a blue plaque on the front of the building).