The Oldest Town in Britain!

18 Apr

.. no really, Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain, no joke! And as the UK branch of the Stoodle Office is based there, the Stoorist decided to pay a visit. Despite the tempting couch of the Scourist’s living room, the Stoorist dragged Rubiah along to check out Colchester Castle.


Colchester – or Camulodonum, as it was known in Roman times – was the first Roman capital of Britain. The castle here is a Norman (as in the French from Normandy, bukan Norman KRU) construct, but it lies on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, which was built in AD 44. In the grounds of the castle was where Royalist leaders Sir George Lucas and Sir George Lisle were executed at the end of the English Civil War (1642-1651)… but I don’t think anyone’s interested in any of that.

So have a real life picture of the Stoorist (and Rubiah!) instead…


Next: The Stoorist pays London a visit!


7 Responses to “The Oldest Town in Britain!”

  1. dillazag April 18, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    Congrats for being the Stoodle Ambassador for Tourism.. ;) How long are you backpacking for, babe?
    *Jeles, jeles, jeles*

  2. mimo April 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    uih ye ke colchester tu bandar tertua? padan la orang yg aku jupe kat situ semua tua2…hehehehehehheehe

  3. idlan April 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    K. Dilla – You all bila lagi? Stansted Airport is closer to Colchester that it is to London ;)

    Mimi – tu time kau gi beli knitting wool.. memanglah orang tua ajer ada…

  4. jayen April 19, 2009 at 12:55 am #

    I’m reading this post in Jeremy Clarkson’s voice.

  5. idlan April 19, 2009 at 1:30 am #

    Jayen – Top Gear orgy, yes? Hahaha. Aku tak minat kereta pun layan Top Gear: home by 8pn on Sunday every week when its on.

    (Dem, it actually works quite well in JC’s less-than-dulcet tones and non-environmentally friendly enunciations!)

  6. Kokes April 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Aku dah muak ni pakai sweater ijau ni. 2 more weeks to go.

  7. Kokes April 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    Eh, baru perasan ada soalan untukku di atas tu… K. Dilla, 2 more weeks of merayau-rayau :) Dah miss katil kat umah ni.

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