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6:26pm on Saturday, 3rd March, 2018:

Oldest Recorded


While perusing the April 1869 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine, I came across this mention of Colchester:

It seems that Colchester only became "Britain's oldest recorded town" after it saw off a challenge from Maldon for being what the Romans called "Camulodunum".

Elseewhere in the same issue is a discussion as to whether photoluminescence is a chemical or mechanical process. Riveting stuff.

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