AT the heart of Trinity Street is its former church.

These images show the building and surrounding architecture as it has appeared through the decades.

Now deconsecrated, it has been an indoor cafe and market place amongst other uses through the years.

Colchester’s only surviving Saxon building, it has an arrowhead doorway in the tower and includes re-used Roman bricks while the churchyard itself contains the burial place of William Gilberd, discoverer of electro-magneticism and Physician to Queen Elizabeth I.

These photographs also include scenes from Trinity Street itself through the ages including back to the 1970s pedestrianisation.