The recreation ground, or rec as it is known locally, is a large green space off East Street that can also be accessed through Horn Lane, which is the little walled path that joins up with Church Street. From the end of Horn Lane, a new path continues down towards the Co-op.
In the rec there are a few points of interest – the playground, which is at the North end and can be accessed via a path that stretches from east to west across the rec; the MUGA (essentially used as a basketball court); the football net; and the WW1 war memorial.
The war memorial actually marks the location of a crater from a bomb that was dropped in 1915. It was funded by public subscription and designed and executed by Messrs L J Watts Ltd, monumental masons of Colchester.
During the summer months, there are often a range of events that take place in the rec including a fete, carnival and busking under the shelter that was recently renovated.
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