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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Any remaining wintry showers will ease tonight but it will stay cold and there's a risk of frost and icy patches developing.
The snow that's hit the North of England reached this East albeit briefly on Thursday afternoon. Here are some of your pictures.