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CAT Report 883: summary

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Historic building recording at the Arena Club, Circular Road East, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7SZ: October 2015
by Chris Lister
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: February 2016
Location: the Arena Club, Circular Road East, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7SZ
Map reference(s): TL 996 244 (c)
File size: 8,652 kb
Project type: Historic building recording
Significance of the results: N/A
Keywords: NAAFI, club, Ernest M Joseph, 1947

Summary. A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust on a complex of buildings at the Arena Leisure Centre, Circular Road East, Colchester, Essex in October 2015. The complex was formerly one of eight purpose-built post-World War 2 NAAFI clubs and it was opened in 1947 to serve Colchester Garrison. The NAAFI club closed in 1961 and was reopened as the Arena Club. Although much altered internally, the complex has, overall, retained its plan form.