DESPITE dating back in some cases more than a century it is still possible to identify Colchester within these photographs.

But much has changed in the town centre since many were taken - not least the amount of traffic along with the shops and restaurants.

Not so long ago trams and even horse and carts were the preferred mode of transport while goods, including cheese, were brought in via the railway.

The cheeses seen here were on their way to Oliver Parker in Head Street during the 1920s.

Giant supermarket were also a long way off which meant the independent butcher and delicatessen, along with the bakers, reigned supreme as these images show.