Stanway Village Hall
Stanway shown within Essex
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Stanway is located approximately three miles west of Colchester town centre on the B1408 (former A12), near the junction of the A12 and the A1124 at Eight Ash Green. Colchester Zoo, The Stanway School, Tollgate shopping complex and the Co-operative retail development are among prominent local amenities. Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn, founder members of Blur, met at the local school.
The £4.3m A12 bypass opened in 1970. Local pubs include the Live and Let Live on Millers Lane and the Swan on London Road.
There are three schools in Stanway: Two primary schools and The Stanway School. The Stanway School has academy status, and describes itself as a "Humanities and Maths & Computing College". All three of the schools are located very closely, on adjacent roads.
Druid of Colchester
In 1996, prior to the expansion of the Stanway Sand & Gravel quarry, an archaeological team was called in to investigate the outline of five ancient ditched enclosures identified by aerial photography. There, just off the A12 to Colchester, they discovered the grave of the "Druid of Colchester".
Sport and leisure
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