Colchester Why Choose Harriet Bond?

Harriet Bond Detective Agency have been providing high quality, professional investigations in Colchester and throughout the UK for almost 20 years. We offer professional, discreet and cost effective solutions to a variety of problems, both private and commercial.

Our agents are trained to the the highest standards and always operate within the law, with the clients needs as priority.

Unlike many smaller agencies, we have the resources to provide clients in Colchester with:

  • A UK wide network of highly trained expert agents
  • An online portal to manage your investigation and view results in real time
  • A professional senior team to manage your case with care, discretion and professionalism

Each client is assigned their own personal Case Manager. When you call they will offer a sympathetic ear and outline possible courses of action. 

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Facts About Colchester
Area Code 01206
Population 104390
Latitude / Longitude 51.88 / 0.91
Information About Colchester
  • Colchester is the largest town within the borough of Colchester in Essex, England.
  • At the time of the census in 2001 Colchester had a population of 104,390.
  • Colchester is the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain.
  • Colchester claims to be the oldest town in Britain.
  • Colchester was for a time the capital of Roman Britain and also claims to have the United Kingdom's oldest recorded market.
  • Colchester is 60 miles (97 km) northeast of London.
  • Colchester is connected to the capital by the A12 road and the Great Eastern Main Line.
  • Many of Colchester's parish churches date from this period.
  • In 1189, Colchester was granted its first royal charter by King Richard I (Richard the Lionheart.)
  • Colchester developed rapidly during the later fourteenth century as a centre of the woollen cloth industry, and became famous in many parts of Europe for its russets (fabrics of a grey-brown colour).
  • Colchester is noted for its Victorian architecture.
  • Since 2006, Colchester has been one of 12 places in the UK where Royal Salutes are fired to mark Royal anniversaries and visits by foreign heads of state.
  • Colchester competes in the Twin Town Games against Wetzlar, Avignon, OrlĂ©ans, Tarragona, and Siena.
  • One of Colchester's twin towns is Wetzlar, Germany (1969).
  • One of Colchester's twin towns is Avignon, France (1972).
  • One of Colchester's twin towns is Imola, Italy (1997).
  • Colchester is reputed to be the home of three of the best known English nursery rhymes: 'Old King Cole', 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'.
  • Local legend places Colchester as the seat of King Cole (or Coel) of the rhyme Old King Cole, a legendary ancient king of Britain.
  • Colchester is also the most widely credited source of the rhyme Humpty Dumpty.
  • During the siege of Colchester in the Civil War, a Royalist sniper known as One-Eyed Thompson sat in the belfry of the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls (Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall) and was given the nickname Humpty Dumpty.
  • Colchester has also been suggested as one of the potential sites of Camelot, on account of having been the capital of Roman Britain and its ancient name of Camulodunum.
Areas in and Around Colchester
  • Blackheath
  • Braiswick
  • Lexden
  • Wivenhoe
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