Colchester town theatre, by James Pegrum
The first model I blogged about four weeks ago was James Pegrum's Temple of Claudius so it seems fitting that the last one I'll be writing about is James' companion model, Colchester Town Theatre.
In Roman times, the town theatre was situated to the north east of the Temple of Claudius. For some reason, Colchester had two. This particular one could seat 3,000 people and was used for gladiatorial shows as well as plays. Very little of it remains today, so the model is based on a similar one from the period that has partially survived, in Orange, France.
James says, "Following the death of her husband and a terrible event at the hands of the Romans, Boudicca, the recent Queen of the Iceni, raises an army and attacks Colchester. The event is followed by the sacking of London and St Albans before the Romans crush Boudicca and her army."
"My models focus on Colchester and the area near the Temple of Claudius, including the town theatre and the area of housing between the Temple and the river Colne."
Together, James' models will make an impressive display.
That just about concludes my blogging before the event. Tomorrow I'll be packing the car and heading off to the STEAM museum with my contribution to the GWLTC train layout. But, stay tuned, because we hope to bring you news during the event and next week we'll post a couple of articles to wrap things up.
See you there!