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, Stanway School (Comprehensive), 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 local football team is Stanway Rovers, based at New Farm Road.
The £4.3m A12 bypass opened in 1970. Local pubs are the Live and Let Live on Millers Lane and the Swan on London Road.
Stanway has an active Scout Group which meets 4 nights a week at it's Scout HQ in Villa Road. The Group is part of Colchester North District. It is also home to the District Scout and Guide shop, this opens Friday evenings & Saturday mornings.
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".