For lovers of ancient castles, there's a rare chance to see Colchester's, almost as it once was... ahead of a major refurbishment.
All of its exhibits have been taken out before the work gets underway, the bare walls an example of what it was like in Norman times.
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Mild, windy and mainly dry.
It's not Father Christmas' usual mode of transport but these young patients didn't seem to notice.
Mild, generally dry and breezy.