Date issued: 19 March 2019
Users of Liverpool Street Station today have been greeted by Roman soldiers promoting Colchester as a tourism destination.
The event organised by Visit Colchester runs from 7am – 7pm and is anchored by a pop-up Visitor Information Centre on the main Liverpool Street concourse.
Throughout the day, Visit Colchester and partners have been greeting members of the public, offering giveaways and promoting the Borough of Colchester as a tourism destination.
Cllr Tim Young, Deputy Leader of Colchester Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Business and Culture, who is attending the event, said: “The event is proving extremely popular and we have spoken to a great number of people about Colchester and the wider Beautiful Borough’s fantastic tourism offering.
“Britain’s First City is steeped in history and heritage and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to come and explore Colchester for themselves.”
He added: “If you have seen or spoken to the team today, show your support for the event by using the hashtag #ColchesterRomanInvasion on social media and start planning your own Colchester Roman Invasion!”