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Jumbo, Colchester, Essex Greeting Card

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High quality greeting card of Jumbo, a Victorian water tower in Colchester, Essex. Located in the centre of Colchester, just next to the Roman-era Balkerne Gate (seen in the foreground of this original illustration) and the Mercury Theatre, Jumbo is an iconic part of Colchester's skyline, and is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Jumbo was built in 1882/83, and was at the time of its construction the second-largest water tower in England, standing 141 feet tall.

Jumbo provided water to the people of Colchester for a century, before finally ceasing to operate in 1984. Since then, it has been unused - save as a beloved landmark - though plans are now underway, with the building leased to North Essex Heritage for 150 years. Whatever the future holds for Jumbo, the Grade II* listed water tower will no doubt continue to be beloved by the people of Colcheter.

Love Colchester? Looking for Colchester gift ideas? We also offer illustrations of Colchester Castle and St John's Abbey Gate.

This Colchester illustration by Tiptree-based artist Rob Wisdom is a high-quality greeting card. For our Giclée art print of Jumbo, click here.

Printed by high definition Jet Press on 400gsm silk stock. Designed and printed in England by a certified carbon balanced printer on paper from responsible sources.