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Post by Lisa » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:30 pm

The Colchester 24 photo shoot is on the 21st and 22nd of October. I have registered the group's interest on their website http://www.colchester24.org/ and received this update for your information.
The “Great Colchester Photo Shoot” takes place from midday on Friday 21st October to midday Saturday 22nd October and will create a “snapshot in time”, creating a time capsule of a thousand images for future generations, of life in Colchester in 2011. This is your chance to help make History.

One of the best ways you can take part is to photograph yourself, your family, your home, your job & your leisure activities. Photographs of Colchester High Street will interest future generations, but they will be easy to come by, as they always have been. Hundreds of photos of the High Street, and the Castle, exist from 1860 until the present day. But photos of people about their work or play, or in their homes or surrounded by their possessions are very, very few. Today digital cameras make all that easy.

For a guide, or for inspiration, I have attached a list of potential subjects which is based on the subjects covered in the 1986 event. The University, the Garrison and the Hospitals are producing their own set of photos for the archive. If you work at any of these you can offer to help there or submit your images directly.

If you have definite ideas about what you may be photographing, please let me know, if you already haven’t done so.

We now have the following exhibitions showing images from the 1986 event, some “Now & Then” comparisons and details of this year’s “Great Colchester Photoshoot”

Hollytrees Museum: In Castle Park, Hollytrees museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday (Closed on Monday). After the event the display will be updated on a regular basis with, possibly, some of your photographs from this year’s “Photo Shoot”.

Trinity Church: Trinity Church is the oldest surviving church building in Colchester, parts of the tower believed to date to around 1020. CO1, a youth based charity, run the CO1 Cafe from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4-30 pm. So you can go along and have a “coffee & a sandwich”, and at the same time look at the photographs of Colchester, 25 years ago, in 1986.

Colchester Library: We have a small display, counting down to the big day, in the cabinet at the top of the stairs.
The list of potential subjects mentioned above is included as an attachment to this posting. If you click on it, I think it should download automatically to your machine 8-)
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Post by Lisa » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:43 pm

FYI there are a couple of exhibitions on at the moment in respect of the Colchester Photo Shoot - the Library and at Hollytrees museum.

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Post by Lisa » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:07 pm

Further update received today:
The “Great Colchester Photo Shoot” takes place from midday on Friday 21st October to midday Saturday 22nd October and will create a “snapshot in time”, creating a time capsule of a thousand images for future generations, of life in Colchester in 2011. This is your chance to help make History.

If you work in Colchester, take your camera and get some photos. If you work outside Colchester take photos on the way home on Friday evening &, if working, on the way to work on Saturday morning.

Take photos around your home & Friday evening meal & Saturday Breakfast.

Take some photos of people shopping at your local shops

Are you going out on Friday evening, for a meal, to the cinema, to a concert, to a pub or club, etc.?, then take you camera.

On Saturday morning, are you watching your child(ren) playing sport for their school?, then, again, take your camera.

Are you doing any leisure activities during the 24 hours? If so, try to take some photos.

If you have definite ideas about what you may be photographing, please let me know so that we can check to see if there are any important topics or locations that we haven’t got covered.

After the event some images will be selected for printing, and, possibly, some of your photographs from this year’s “Photo Shoot” will be included in exhibitions planned. In the first instance, at Hollytrees Museum, where some of the digital images will also be included on the TV display there. Later there will be a Library exhibition of prints and other exhibitions are in the planning stage.

Details of how to submit your photos will appear on the website and with you, by email, later this week.


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Post by Lisa » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:57 pm

Another update. Note last paragraph regarding uploading of photos. I have written to Steve Robinson (guy who is emailing updates) to double check whether it is necessary for us to register individually in order to use uploading service.
The “Great Colchester Photo Shoot” takes place from midday on Friday 21st October to midday Saturday 22nd October and will create a “snapshot in time”, creating a time capsule of a thousand images for future generations, of life in Colchester in 2011. This is your chance to help make History.

The Colchester 24 launch will take place at Noon on Friday 21st October outside the Lion Walk United Reformed Church. We hope to have the Colchester Town Crier participating.

There will be an “Help Centre” in Colchester Library from 9-00 am to 6-30 pm on Friday and from 9-00 am to midday on Saturday. Here you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the event and collect a “business card” or “postcard” which you can then use as a means of identification when taking your photos for the event. There may also be a few T-shirts available on Friday morning.

We would like you to upload your images via the “upload page” on our website. This will become “live” at midday on Friday and will continue to be available until midnight on the 31st October, so you have about 10 days to sort out your best images and upload them via our website.

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Post by Lisa » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:13 am

The “Great Colchester Photo Shoot” takes place from midday TODAY to midday TOMORROW and will create a “snapshot in time”, creating a time capsule of a thousand images for future generations, of life in Colchester in 2011. This is your chance to help make History.


Are you ready to start taking your photos at NOON TODAY. Check out your camera, charge your batteries, make sure you have plenty of memory card space or load up your film.

Remember, we would love to see photos of you and your family at home, photos of your workplace and photos of your local area.



The Colchester 24 launch will take place at Noon Today outside the Lion Walk United Reformed Church. We hope to have the Colchester Town Crier participating.

There will be an “Help Centre” in Colchester Library from 9-00 am to 6-30 pm today and from 9-00 am to midday on Saturday. Here you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the event and collect a “business card” or “postcard” which you can then use as a means of identification when taking your photos for the event. There may also be a few T-shirts available on Friday morning.

We would like you to upload your images via the “upload page” on our website (http://www.colchester24.org). This will become “live” at midday on Friday and will continue to be available until midnight on the 31st October, so you have about 10 days to sort out your best images and upload them via our website. Images are to be uploaded one at a time. You will be asked to select your image, give it a title, tell us the day and time it was taken, your name and email address. Don’t forget to tick the Terms & Conditions box. For film submissions, see the website and click on the “film submissions” email link.

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Post by Lisa » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:48 pm

I've heard back from Steve - no problem in uploading photos if you haven't registered. You enter your personal details at time of uploading.
The “Great Colchester Photo Shoot” finishes at midday TODAY and will create a “snapshot in time”, creating a time capsule of a thousand images for future generations, of life in Colchester in 2011. This is your chance to help make History.

Remember, we would love to see photos of you and your family at home, photos of your workplace and photos of your local area.




There will be a “Help Desk” in the Library from 9-00 am to midday today. Here you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the event.

We would like you to upload your images via the “upload page” on our website (http://www.colchester24.org). This will continue to be available until midnight on the 31st October, so you have about 10 days to sort out your best images and upload them via our website. Images are to be uploaded one at a time. You will be asked to select your image, give it a title, tell us the day and time it was taken, your name and email address. Don’t forget to tick the Terms & Conditions box. For film and print submissions, see the website.

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Post by Lisa » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:29 am

Colchester 24 – The Great Colchester Photo Shoot
Uploading your Images

Now that the Great Colchester Photo Shoot is over, we hope you can give all your images a title and let us have them for the archive.

If you upload your images via the website (http://www.colchester24.org) by the end of October (31st), your images will definitely be included in the selection for those that we will have printed, and will mount and exhibit.

However you can continue to upload your images until 15th November. This is important because we want you to send us all the pictures you have taken, except for complete duds and obvious duplicates. Thus a picture you might not think worthy of exhibiting should still be sent for the archive. These images may still be looked at for selection depending on the numbers of images that need to be looked at and the time available.

All images will be accepted and stored on hard disc at the Museum for perpetuity. We are sending a “time capsule” to future generations, and the more images we have the better that archive will be.

So, if you took 500 images over the 24 hours, pick your “best” and upload them before the end of October so that they are available for selection and take time to send us the rest.

If you have so many images, and not enough time to upload them one by one, you can put them onto a disc and hand them in at the Essex County Standard Office in Oriel House on North Hill. Make sure they are marked COLCHESTER 24 and make sure to include your name and address so that the disc can be returned. Send me an email (srob0949@ntlworld.com) to tell me you have submitted a disc, so that we know to collect it. If you are not able to rename the image file names to reflect the subject, location and time, then please try to include a cross reference list (e.g. IMG1234 – “Mr Jones eating his breakfast at home at 7-00am”), either on the disc or on paper with the disc. But, if you can’t, then still send us the disc as we would rather have the unidentified images than not have the images at all. Again these images may still be looked at for selection depending on the numbers of images that need to be looked at and the time available.

Thank you for taking part. We hope to have a gathering to which we will invite all of you. Watch this space.

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Post by Lisa » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:15 am

The “Great Colchester Photo Shoot”

http://www.colchester24.org


I hope you have selected your “best” images and have uploaded them via our website or put them on a disc and delivered it to the Essex County Standard Offices, as outlined in my previous email. As you may have noticed on the website, you can continue uploading your images over the next two weeks.

Remember, we don’t just want your “best” images for the archive, we want ALL your images. So those that you don’t upload via the website, please put them on a disk and take it, or send it, to the Essex County Standard Offices.

As you are probably a keen photographer, I have attached details of a talk next Tuesday at Colchester Photographic Society, which you may be interested in. “An Evening with Tom Murray”; Tom is the holder of a variety of international awards for his photography, and has worked with some of the world’s greatest photographers. He became the youngest photographer to be commissioned by the Royal Family and took the world famous Beatles photographs on the roof of the Abbey Road studios. (See the attached poster for more details).

If you would like to attend this presentation, tickets are £5-00 each, £1-00 of which will go to Tom’s nominated charity. Ignore the bit on the poster about sending for tickets with an SAE, as the event is only one week away. You can pay me on the door, but if you do intend to come along, please let me know by replying to this email, so that we know how many people are going to be there, so that we have enough cakes and biscuits available for the refreshments break. As well as the poster I’ve attached a leaflet which has a map on page 2 of where we meet.
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Post by Lisa » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:03 pm

Dear photographer,

Many thanks again for your contribution to Colchester24: The Great Colchester Photo Shoot.

We will be having exhibitions at Firstsite and Colchester library in March to showcase the selected photos. We may be having a booklet produced for these events, and if this happens we would like some more information from you.

Would you please reply to this email, at your earliest convenience, with a short (max 50 words) description of who you are/what you do/why you wanted to be involved in Colchester24.

Kind regards,

Sarah Cole
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Post by Lisa » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:11 am

Dear photographers,

The book about Colchester 24 has been published, and 50 copies have been set aside for those involved in the project at a reduced price of £7.50. I attach the publisher’s Press Release.

To obtain your copy or copies you need to call direct at the house of Andrew Phillips, 19, Victoria Road, Colchester CO3 3NT.

You need to email or phone him first to make sure he will be in!

Andrew’s telephone is 01206 546775 and email andrewbphillips@tiscali.co.uk

If you are completely unable to visit Andrew we can arrange to post your copy – but we have still to work out the price. For this you need to ring or email too.

Hoping you choose to buy a record of this remarkable undertaking, First come, first served!

Yours sincerely

Andrew Phillips

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Post by Lisa » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:30 am

Hi All

You can buy a copy of the Colchester 24 book at Red Lion Book Shop and get it signed by the authors.

Andrew Phillips and Anthony Cody will be at the Red Lion Book Shop, High Street, Colchester for a book signing session on Saturday 13th October from 10:30 onwards, where there will also be a chance to see an exhibition of 29 professionally mounted images from the Colchester 24 event.

Regards – Colchester 24

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Post by Lisa » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:32 am

Colchester 24 book: last orders.

Dear All,

Thanks to all who have brought the book. I hope you enjoy it. It was good to meet so many of the people whose photos I have admired over the summer.

I will now have to ask for a few more books at half price from the publishers.

This is your last chance to order one. From next week the offer closes, unless I have heard from you.

Regards to All,

Andrew Phillips

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Post by Lisa » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:33 am

"The Colchester24 Trust” is pleased to present a Photographic Exhibition Trail in Colchester Town Centre from Wednesday the 17th October to Sunday the 4th November 2012. Here you will be able to see a selection of prints and/or a video slide show of images photographed during the 24 hours of the Colchester 24 event.

Venues already confirmed are:

The Octagon building, Middleborough, CO1 1TG
Reed Employment Bureau, North Hill, CO1 1QR
Granata Restaurant, North Hill, CO1 1PY
Aaron Lee Hair Studio, Parr Drive, CO3 9EP
Red Lion Books Ltd, High Street, CO1 1SZ
H.Gunton Ltd, Crouch Street, CO3 3EZ
7A Culver Square, CO1 1JQ
Mann’s Music, High Street, CO1 1SZ
London Camera Exchange, 12 Eld Lane, CO1 1LS
Whitnells’ Greengrocers, Crouch Street West, CO3 3HA
Phone Doctor, Scheregate Steps/Osborne Street, CO2 7DA
Tindalls Art Shop, Trinity Street, CO1 1JN
Frank Wright & Son Butchers, Crouch Street, CO3 3EN
Colchester Information Centre, Queen Street, CO1 2PG
Adecco UK Ltd, Red Lion Yard CO1 1DX
The Dance Shop, Portal Precinct, Sir Isaacs Walk, CO1 1JJ
Sands, 3 Bank Passage Colchester, Essex CO1 1HZ
Sands, Sir Isaac's Walk, CO1 1JJ

The following three venues are still to be confirmed:

Jacks Famous Supplies. 5 & 6 St Nicholas Street, CO1 1DW
Williams and Griffin, High Street, CO1 1PN
Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gardens, CO1 1PT

A brochure and poster will be available soon.

Alan Murrells

P.S. Don’t forget that you can buy a copy of the Colchester 24 book, at half price, by contacting Andrew Phillips, as described in the previous email last week.

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Post by Lisa » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:08 pm

RSVP - Invitation to Mayoral opening of Octagon exhibition of 1986/2011 photographs of Colchester at 10am for 11am on Sat 27th April, 2013
Dear Friend of Colchester24 Trust,

A new exhibition of Colchester24 photographs is being officially opened at 11am on Saturday 27th April at the Octagon Gallery, Middleborough by Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Christopher Arnold. You are warmly invited to this event in the old Royal London Insurance building. Please arrive from 10am.

The exhibition will display around 40 or so each of the October 1986 "Just Another Day" archive and the October 2011 "Great Colchester Photo Shoot" photographs in the gallery on the bridge between the car park and the main building. The display reflects the community nature of the projects and includes contributions from many different photographers.

One special aspect of this exhibition is that the project was first conceived in that very building back in 1985, when a group of keen amateur photographers from the Royal London Camera Club joined 3 other local camera clubs to capture 24 hours in the life of the town in still photographs in what became known as "Just Another Day", after the Paul McCartney record of the same title. Little did they think that a quarter of a century later their photos would be displayed again in that building along with those taken in a follow up event. This photographic archive has now become a valuable social history snapshot of the town.

A further connection with the building is that Royal London Insurance was one of the main project sponsors in both 1986 and 2011.

YOU have been specially invited because you:
1. were a participant in either the 1986, the 2011 or both events (several people took part in both)
2. are a sponsor, foundation member or committee member of the project
3. are a (former) Royal London employee, who worked in the building
4. are an interested party

The colour photographs from 1986 and all the photographs from 2011 were printed by Redwood Pro Lab. The monochrome photographs from 1986 were printed by the Kingsford Group.

The 1986 mounts were all done by a team led by Geoff and Hilary Meadowcroft's Framing Gallery in East Street. The 2011 mounts were done by a volunteer team from Colchester Photographic Society led by Vic Hainsworth ARPS.

Please let me know if you intend to come to this event as we need to know expected visitor numbers. You will need to be signed in at reception (for fire regulation purposes). We are hoping to provide some refreshments, too. If coming by car, you may be best paying to park in the multi-storey car park across the bridge from the building.

Regards, Alan Murrells, Secretary, The Colchester24 Trust -http://www.colchester24.org - amurrell@btinternet.com - 44(0)77900-14617

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Post by Lisa » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:29 pm

See bottom list of exhibitors from Creative Shots
Dear Friend of Colchester24 Trust,

The exhibition of Colchester24 photographs officially opened on Saturday 27th April at the Octagon Gallery, Middleborough (the old Royal London Insurance building) by Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Christopher Arnold is being refreshed as planned on Sunday June 30th, so if you still want to see the current exhibition, you had better be quick!

You are now warmly invited to the refresh opening at 10am on Saturday 6th July event. Please arrive any time from 10am.

Please let me know if you intend to come to this event as we need to know expected visitor numbers. You will need to be signed in at reception (for fire regulation purposes). We shall be providing coffee, tea, squash and biscuits. If coming by car, you may be best paying to park in the multi-storey car park across the bridge from the building.

The refresh exhibition will display mostly October 2011 "Great Colchester Photo Shoot" photographs - none of which has ever been displayed before - as well as a few from the October 1986 "Just Another Day" archive. As a reminder, the gallery is on the bridge between the car park and the main Octagon building. The display reflects the community nature of the projects as each photographer will only have one photograph shown so there are contributions from many different photographers. A full list of the 2011 photographers is at the bottom of this email.

Please remember that this project was first conceived in that very building back in 1985, when a group of keen amateur photographers from the Royal London Camera Club joined 3 other local camera clubs to capture 24 hours in the life of the town in still photographs in what became known as "Just Another Day", after the Paul McCartney record with a similar title. This photographic archive has now become a valuable social history snapshot of the town.

A further connection with the building is that Royal London Insurance was one of the main project sponsors in both 1986 and 2011.

YOU have been specially invited because you:
1. were a participant in either the 1986, the 2011 or both events (several people took part in both)
2. are a sponsor, foundation member or committee member of the project
3. are a (former) Royal London employee, who worked in the building
4. are an interested party

The colour photographs from 1986 and all the photographs from 2011 were printed by Redwood Pro Lab. The monochrome photographs from 1986 were printed by the Kingsford Group.

The 1986 mounts were all done by a team led by Geoff and Hilary Meadowcroft's Framing Gallery in East Street. The 2011 mounts were done by a volunteer team from Colchester Photographic Society led by Vic Hainsworth ARPS.

Regards, Alan Murrells, Secretary, The Colchester24 Trust - http://www.colchester24.org - amurrell@btinternet.com - 44(0)77900-14617

"The Great Colchester Photo Shoot" - This project has been partly funded by the Royal London Foundation which is managed by Essex Community Foundation.

The Colchester24 Trust is a trust registered in England and Wales . Registered address: 48 Lucy Lane South , Stanway, Colchester , Essex , CO3 0HY . The 3 trustees are Andy Brooke, Chris Farndell and Alan Murrells.

“The Great Colchester Photo Shoot” is sponsored by:
• Alexony Ltd – Colchester based marketing consultants - http://www.alexony.co.uk
• Hervey Benham Charitable Trust – Colchester based charity assisting talented individuals or groups who would otherwise be underfunded to enable them to develop individual skills or, in the case of groups, their role in the community -

http://www.ccvs.org/?News:Archived_news ... D=43&page= or jwoodman@aspects.net
• J&J Window Cleaning – Colchester based domestic and commercial window and general cleaners - http://www.jandjwindowcleaning.co.uk
• John Lewis plc - never knowingly undersold high street retailer - http://www.johnlewis.com
• Jonathan Osborne Ltd – Colchester based web hosting, affiliate marketing, and programme and project management consultancy - http://www.jonathanosborne.co.uk/
• Redwood Photographic Laboratories Ltd – Colchester based photographic pro lab and wholesaler - http://www.redwoodphoto.com
• Taybray Ltd – Colchester based low cost, high ability temporary resources supplier - http://www.taybray.co.uk
• The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited – the UK ’s largest mutual life and pensions company - http://www.royallondongroup.co.uk/

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