Friday, March 5, 2010

Roman chariot racing track target reached

A fundraising campaign set up to help safeguard the future of Britain's last remaining Roman chariot horse racing track, near Colchester, Essex, has reached its target of £200,000.

Colchester Borough Council pledged £30,000 towards the appeal after it reached £170,000 in order to ensure the target was reached in time for an extended deadline of 28 February.

The fundraising campaign was led by local volunteers and were backed by the Colchester Archaeological Trust (CAT), while more than 2,300 people have also supported the bid on social networking website Facebook.

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