Seal spotted in town centre river

Gazette: Seal spotted in town centre river Seal spotted in town centre river

A SEAL gave park visitors a shock when it emerged from a river in Colchester town centre - almost ten miles inland.

It was spotted by the weir in East Hill park, next to the old Mill Hotel, on Wednesday morning.

Wildlife experts have warned people not to approach it but to report further sightings.

Remarkably, the seal was caught on camera by amateur photographer Dave Lawrence, of Old Heath Road.

  • Have you seen the seal? Report it to Essex Wildlife Trust on 01621 862960.

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6:42am Sat 15 Dec 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Most probably came to Colchester looking to be the first occupant to reside in our new Aquarium....You know the one outside Gala Bingo on Osbourne Street!
Most probably came to Colchester looking to be the first occupant to reside in our new Aquarium....You know the one outside Gala Bingo on Osbourne Street! Say It As It Is OK?
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8:03am Sat 15 Dec 12

fnagwaa says...

This is obviously the public's Seal of Approval which is lost due to the wasted money and delayed projects that have happened in Colchester in recent months!

Hope he finds his way home.
This is obviously the public's Seal of Approval which is lost due to the wasted money and delayed projects that have happened in Colchester in recent months! Hope he finds his way home. fnagwaa
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10:46am Sat 15 Dec 12

Field Marshal Sprocket says...

Absolutely disgusting behaviour. Sea lions belong in the sea not a small flat on the greenstead estate. This Dave Lawrence chap should feel ashamed for keeping such a magnificent beast in captivity. I am appalled.
Absolutely disgusting behaviour. Sea lions belong in the sea not a small flat on the greenstead estate. This Dave Lawrence chap should feel ashamed for keeping such a magnificent beast in captivity. I am appalled. Field Marshal Sprocket
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11:28am Sat 15 Dec 12

taylor08 says...

Field Marshal Sprocket wrote:
Absolutely disgusting behaviour. Sea lions belong in the sea not a small flat on the greenstead estate. This Dave Lawrence chap should feel ashamed for keeping such a magnificent beast in captivity. I am appalled.
have you read a different article? for a start it was a seal and not a sea lion, and where have you got the idea that this seal is being kept in a flat in greenstead?
think you have been reading the wrong story.

i am sure that it was a lovely site being able to see a seal swimming in our waters although it has obviously swam in from somewhere else and maybe got lost. hope it finds it way back soon.
[quote][p][bold]Field Marshal Sprocket[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting behaviour. Sea lions belong in the sea not a small flat on the greenstead estate. This Dave Lawrence chap should feel ashamed for keeping such a magnificent beast in captivity. I am appalled.[/p][/quote]have you read a different article? for a start it was a seal and not a sea lion, and where have you got the idea that this seal is being kept in a flat in greenstead? think you have been reading the wrong story. i am sure that it was a lovely site being able to see a seal swimming in our waters although it has obviously swam in from somewhere else and maybe got lost. hope it finds it way back soon. taylor08
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12:35pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Field Marshal Sprocket says...

taylor08 wrote:
Field Marshal Sprocket wrote:
Absolutely disgusting behaviour. Sea lions belong in the sea not a small flat on the greenstead estate. This Dave Lawrence chap should feel ashamed for keeping such a magnificent beast in captivity. I am appalled.
have you read a different article? for a start it was a seal and not a sea lion, and where have you got the idea that this seal is being kept in a flat in greenstead?
think you have been reading the wrong story.

i am sure that it was a lovely site being able to see a seal swimming in our waters although it has obviously swam in from somewhere else and maybe got lost. hope it finds it way back soon.
For heavens sake, read between the lines. It is obvious what's going on here.
Illegal Sea Lion trafficking. I am appalled and disgusted that this is going on just down the road from me on the Greenstead estate. They ought to arrest all involved and lock them up.
Digusting
[quote][p][bold]taylor08[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Field Marshal Sprocket[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting behaviour. Sea lions belong in the sea not a small flat on the greenstead estate. This Dave Lawrence chap should feel ashamed for keeping such a magnificent beast in captivity. I am appalled.[/p][/quote]have you read a different article? for a start it was a seal and not a sea lion, and where have you got the idea that this seal is being kept in a flat in greenstead? think you have been reading the wrong story. i am sure that it was a lovely site being able to see a seal swimming in our waters although it has obviously swam in from somewhere else and maybe got lost. hope it finds it way back soon.[/p][/quote]For heavens sake, read between the lines. It is obvious what's going on here. Illegal Sea Lion trafficking. I am appalled and disgusted that this is going on just down the road from me on the Greenstead estate. They ought to arrest all involved and lock them up. Digusting Field Marshal Sprocket
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2:50pm Sat 15 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre. PROOFREADER
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3:07pm Sat 15 Dec 12

jut1972 says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god. jut1972
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4:08pm Sat 15 Dec 12

irememberwhen says...

I'm going clubbing later
I'm going clubbing later irememberwhen
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7:34pm Sat 15 Dec 12

manwithnoshadow says...

Has Heidi Klum been informed? She'll be worried sick.
Has Heidi Klum been informed? She'll be worried sick. manwithnoshadow
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8:56pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Dillinga says...

jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
[quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry. Dillinga
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10:22pm Sat 15 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
[quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up. PROOFREADER
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10:24pm Sat 15 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
jut11972 try commenting on the Gazettes poorly written articles and constant errors like lots of us do!
[quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]jut11972 try commenting on the Gazettes poorly written articles and constant errors like lots of us do! PROOFREADER
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10:24pm Sat 15 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
jut11972 try commenting on the Gazettes poorly written articles and constant errors like lots of us do!
[quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]jut11972 try commenting on the Gazettes poorly written articles and constant errors like lots of us do! PROOFREADER
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7:35am Sun 16 Dec 12

hughie-s says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
There is a river in the town centre, in Lion Walk....
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. River Island ;)
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]There is a river in the town centre, in Lion Walk.... . . . . . . . . . . . River Island ;) hughie-s
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11:28am Sun 16 Dec 12

25414nora says...

irememberwhen wrote:
I'm going clubbing later
Loved this naughty comment..Made me choke on my cornflakes..Gets my SEAL of excellence for humour..
[quote][p][bold]irememberwhen[/bold] wrote: I'm going clubbing later[/p][/quote]Loved this naughty comment..Made me choke on my cornflakes..Gets my SEAL of excellence for humour.. 25414nora
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2:32pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Johnny T says...

irememberwhen wrote:
I'm going clubbing later
that is so bad
[quote][p][bold]irememberwhen[/bold] wrote: I'm going clubbing later[/p][/quote]that is so bad Johnny T
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10:05am Mon 17 Dec 12

romantic says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
proofreader, you really need to get out more!
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]proofreader, you really need to get out more! romantic
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10:07am Mon 17 Dec 12

romantic says...

irememberwhen wrote:
I'm going clubbing later
fantastic!
[quote][p][bold]irememberwhen[/bold] wrote: I'm going clubbing later[/p][/quote]fantastic! romantic
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1:08pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TheCaptain says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC TheCaptain
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1:56pm Mon 17 Dec 12

purpleorange says...

Seen it on Saturday afternoon, outside the Bridge Bar (by the hythe road bridge)There have been quite a few sightings of the seal... he doesnt get lost, he always swims back out with the tide! Probibly chasing the fish up river!
Seen it on Saturday afternoon, outside the Bridge Bar (by the hythe road bridge)There have been quite a few sightings of the seal... he doesnt get lost, he always swims back out with the tide! Probibly chasing the fish up river! purpleorange
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4:29pm Mon 17 Dec 12

6079 Smith W says...

romantic wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
proofreader, you really need to get out more!
I've nothing against pedantry, but rather like when Proofreader gets all uppity about somewhere in the borough of Colchester, being described as Colchester, Proofreader is simply wrong. That's actually the complete opposite of a successful pedant, who needs to be getting things right. Castle Park is a town centre park, just like Chelmsford's Central Park (clue's in the name with that one), for heaven's sake.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]proofreader, you really need to get out more![/p][/quote]I've nothing against pedantry, but rather like when Proofreader gets all uppity about somewhere in the borough of Colchester, being described as Colchester, Proofreader is simply wrong. That's actually the complete opposite of a successful pedant, who needs to be getting things right. Castle Park is a town centre park, just like Chelmsford's Central Park (clue's in the name with that one), for heaven's sake. 6079 Smith W
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10:15pm Tue 18 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

romantic wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
proofreader, you really need to get out more!
I have lived in Colchester for nearly 48 years so I do know the town. It is the Gazette staff that need to get out more and get to know the town they are employed to write news articles on.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]proofreader, you really need to get out more![/p][/quote]I have lived in Colchester for nearly 48 years so I do know the town. It is the Gazette staff that need to get out more and get to know the town they are employed to write news articles on. PROOFREADER
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10:24pm Tue 18 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC
The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre.
The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.
[quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC[/p][/quote]The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre. The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet. PROOFREADER
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10:24pm Tue 18 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC
The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre.
The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.
[quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC[/p][/quote]The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre. The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet. PROOFREADER
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8:55am Wed 19 Dec 12

TheCaptain says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC
The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre.
The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.
All a matter of opinion and how trust worthy is the internet.

TC could be within Head Street, High Street, Queen Street, and St. Johns Street or within the Roman Walls or Castle Polling area or Castle Ward.

As far as I'm concerned and a lot of others Castle Park is in the TC and so is part of the Colne. Lots of others would disagree. But really I think that all are acceptable definitions
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC[/p][/quote]The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre. The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.[/p][/quote]All a matter of opinion and how trust worthy is the internet. TC could be within Head Street, High Street, Queen Street, and St. Johns Street or within the Roman Walls or Castle Polling area or Castle Ward. As far as I'm concerned and a lot of others Castle Park is in the TC and so is part of the Colne. Lots of others would disagree. But really I think that all are acceptable definitions TheCaptain
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9:25am Wed 19 Dec 12

romantic says...

Proofreader, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. As it happens, I agree that the location where this seal was seen (Colne at East Street) is not in what I would call the town centre. For me, I guess it would be broadly what is inside the Roman walls, extending out to Southway and including Crouch St, St John´s St, St Botolphs and Town Station.

But in a way, does it matter? The actual story is about a seal. It amuses me that I have never seen you comment on any story except to correct a street name or definition of an area. It would be great to know your views on the actual subjects!
Proofreader, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. As it happens, I agree that the location where this seal was seen (Colne at East Street) is not in what I would call the town centre. For me, I guess it would be broadly what is inside the Roman walls, extending out to Southway and including Crouch St, St John´s St, St Botolphs and Town Station. But in a way, does it matter? The actual story is about a seal. It amuses me that I have never seen you comment on any story except to correct a street name or definition of an area. It would be great to know your views on the actual subjects! romantic
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1:01pm Wed 19 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

romantic wrote:
Proofreader, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. As it happens, I agree that the location where this seal was seen (Colne at East Street) is not in what I would call the town centre. For me, I guess it would be broadly what is inside the Roman walls, extending out to Southway and including Crouch St, St John´s St, St Botolphs and Town Station.

But in a way, does it matter? The actual story is about a seal. It amuses me that I have never seen you comment on any story except to correct a street name or definition of an area. It would be great to know your views on the actual subjects!
Accuracy matters what ever the story.,
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Proofreader, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. As it happens, I agree that the location where this seal was seen (Colne at East Street) is not in what I would call the town centre. For me, I guess it would be broadly what is inside the Roman walls, extending out to Southway and including Crouch St, St John´s St, St Botolphs and Town Station. But in a way, does it matter? The actual story is about a seal. It amuses me that I have never seen you comment on any story except to correct a street name or definition of an area. It would be great to know your views on the actual subjects![/p][/quote]Accuracy matters what ever the story., PROOFREADER
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1:24pm Wed 19 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC
The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre.
The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.
All a matter of opinion and how trust worthy is the internet.

TC could be within Head Street, High Street, Queen Street, and St. Johns Street or within the Roman Walls or Castle Polling area or Castle Ward.

As far as I'm concerned and a lot of others Castle Park is in the TC and so is part of the Colne. Lots of others would disagree. But really I think that all are acceptable definitions
Yes Castle Park is in the town centre but the lower Castle park that the river runs along is not. Going by your comments you are saying every map defining the town centre even Colchester Borough Council's map are incorrect.
[quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC[/p][/quote]The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre. The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.[/p][/quote]All a matter of opinion and how trust worthy is the internet. TC could be within Head Street, High Street, Queen Street, and St. Johns Street or within the Roman Walls or Castle Polling area or Castle Ward. As far as I'm concerned and a lot of others Castle Park is in the TC and so is part of the Colne. Lots of others would disagree. But really I think that all are acceptable definitions[/p][/quote]Yes Castle Park is in the town centre but the lower Castle park that the river runs along is not. Going by your comments you are saying every map defining the town centre even Colchester Borough Council's map are incorrect. PROOFREADER
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1:51pm Wed 19 Dec 12

PROOFREADER says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
romantic wrote:
Proofreader, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. As it happens, I agree that the location where this seal was seen (Colne at East Street) is not in what I would call the town centre. For me, I guess it would be broadly what is inside the Roman walls, extending out to Southway and including Crouch St, St John´s St, St Botolphs and Town Station.

But in a way, does it matter? The actual story is about a seal. It amuses me that I have never seen you comment on any story except to correct a street name or definition of an area. It would be great to know your views on the actual subjects!
Accuracy matters what ever the story.,
This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Why have you commented on my comment instead of commenting on the story. Reports need to be accurate no matter what the story is. There would be no point in the Gazette asking for witnesses to something that had happended if they cannot even get the exact location correct. If local news programmes like the BBCs Look East can get facts correct then why cannot the Gazette get them correct too.
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Proofreader, I was being a bit tongue in cheek. As it happens, I agree that the location where this seal was seen (Colne at East Street) is not in what I would call the town centre. For me, I guess it would be broadly what is inside the Roman walls, extending out to Southway and including Crouch St, St John´s St, St Botolphs and Town Station. But in a way, does it matter? The actual story is about a seal. It amuses me that I have never seen you comment on any story except to correct a street name or definition of an area. It would be great to know your views on the actual subjects![/p][/quote]Accuracy matters what ever the story.,[/p][/quote]This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Why have you commented on my comment instead of commenting on the story. Reports need to be accurate no matter what the story is. There would be no point in the Gazette asking for witnesses to something that had happended if they cannot even get the exact location correct. If local news programmes like the BBCs Look East can get facts correct then why cannot the Gazette get them correct too. PROOFREADER
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2:44pm Wed 19 Dec 12

TheCaptain says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
TheCaptain wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Dillinga wrote:
jut1972 wrote:
PROOFREADER wrote:
Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.
good god.
I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.
Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.
It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC
The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre.
The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.
All a matter of opinion and how trust worthy is the internet.

TC could be within Head Street, High Street, Queen Street, and St. Johns Street or within the Roman Walls or Castle Polling area or Castle Ward.

As far as I'm concerned and a lot of others Castle Park is in the TC and so is part of the Colne. Lots of others would disagree. But really I think that all are acceptable definitions
Yes Castle Park is in the town centre but the lower Castle park that the river runs along is not. Going by your comments you are saying every map defining the town centre even Colchester Borough Council's map are incorrect.
Just saying that it's subjective rather than fact what the town centre is.
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dillinga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Since when has the River Colne flowed through the town centre? It would have to flow up hill to get into the town centre.[/p][/quote]good god.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Lord himself could solve PROOFREADER and their petty pedantry.[/p][/quote]Dillinga this web site is for commenting on the stories not for commenting on other peoples comments. It is not petty. Someone asked me if I knew of a river in the town centre after reading the Gazette story and as I pointed out there is no river in the town centre. The Gazette needs to pull it's socks up.[/p][/quote]It depends on how the town centre is defined. The river runs through Castle Park, is Castle Park in the Town Centre. Easy to argue both ways. However by the Mill not really in TC[/p][/quote]The river runs along the edge of the lower castle park which is outside the town centre. The actual town centre is clearly marked on some maps on the internet.[/p][/quote]All a matter of opinion and how trust worthy is the internet. TC could be within Head Street, High Street, Queen Street, and St. Johns Street or within the Roman Walls or Castle Polling area or Castle Ward. As far as I'm concerned and a lot of others Castle Park is in the TC and so is part of the Colne. Lots of others would disagree. But really I think that all are acceptable definitions[/p][/quote]Yes Castle Park is in the town centre but the lower Castle park that the river runs along is not. Going by your comments you are saying every map defining the town centre even Colchester Borough Council's map are incorrect.[/p][/quote]Just saying that it's subjective rather than fact what the town centre is. TheCaptain
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3:15pm Wed 19 Dec 12

sandgronun64 says...

I have seen seals around the University/Hythe area of the river on numerous occasions. Seals do occasionally come quite a way inland. This in itself is not that surprising then.

If it got out of the water there though, well ... that would be news.
I have seen seals around the University/Hythe area of the river on numerous occasions. Seals do occasionally come quite a way inland. This in itself is not that surprising then. If it got out of the water there though, well ... that would be news. sandgronun64
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