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Colchester, known as Camulodunum in Roman times, (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni, PROSE: Byzantium!) was a historic town in the English county of Essex. (TV: The Lodger)

It constantly rained there, even stretching back to the 1st century AD. Once, Ian Chesterton spent "one of the worst weekends of [his] life" there with a girl; it rained without end. (PROSE: Byzantium!)


The city known to the Romans as Camulodunum had originally been the Trinovantes' capital. After the 43 AD Roman conquest of Britain, (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni) Emperor Claudius's army marched on Camulodunum, (GAME: The Legions of Death [+]Loading...["The Legions of Death (game)"]) which became the Roman capital of Great Britain during the Roman occupation, which lasted from 43 to the early 5th century. (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni) Gaius Calaphilus served in Camulodunum during the 1st century. (PROSE: Byzantium!)

A Cyberman spaceship once crashed in Colchester, but remained dormant for centuries. (TV: Closing Time)

Ian Chesterton spent what he would later refer to as "one of the worst weekends of [his] life" in Colchester with a girl from Guildford, owing to the incessant rain. (PROSE: Byzantium!)

The Eleventh Doctor once spent a short amount of time there, living with Craig Owens. During this time, a spaceship hidden by a perception filter abducted and killed a total of seventeen people looking for a compatible pilot. Together with Craig's friend Sophie, the Doctor and Craig stopped the ship. (TV: The Lodger)

When returning to Colchester to say goodbye to Craig before his impending death, the Eleventh Doctor discovered that a Cybermat was interfering with the electricity grid and several people had disappeared. He then got a job in the toy section of the department store Sanderson & Grainger and discovered the crashed Cybership. It was later destroyed by an emotional feedback caused by Craig hearing his baby son cry during Craig's Cyber-conversion. (TV: Closing Time)


The local authority was Colchester Council and the local newspaper was the Colchester Evening News. St John's Comprehensive and Colchester Castle were located there. (TV: Closing Time)

Brandon's Information Solutions had an office and call centre in Colchester, which once employed Craig and Sophie. (TV: The Lodger)

Shops in Colchester included a Ryman's, (TV: The Lodger) a Waterstone's and Sanderson & Grainger. (TV: Closing Time)

Colchester also had a football league, in which teams from local pubs, such as the King's Arms and the Crown & Anchor, would compete. (TV: The Lodger)

It was possible to commute directly between Colchester and London via train. (TV: Closing Time)