Ellisons are delighted to announce the launch of its’ commemorative book, celebrating 250 years in 2014.

The book, entitled ‘Ellisons 1764-2014 Solicitors of Colchester’ published by Strathmore Publishing, was researched and written by Colchester historian Andrew Philips, alongside author Rebecca Davies, throughout 2013 and 2014.

The book gives a rich history of the Firm, from its early day’s right up until last year. There is also great detail about the history of Colchester, which could not be ignored when delving into Ellisons’ past.

The Firm was also privileged to welcome Mr Oborne Ellison’s granddaughter to the firm over the summer, who was interviewed by Andrew Philips. Elizabeth Andrew (nee Ellison) lived with Mr Ellison during the war and was able to recount many fascinating details about the Firm’s namesake.

Guy Longhurst, Senior Partner, said: ‘‘The firm was proud to celebrate 250 years during 2014, and we did so with all sorts of events, activities and charity fundraising. However, we also wanted something with longevity, which could be remembered and reviewed for many years to come – perhaps even in 250 years! This book tells our story perfectly, and also reflects upon our celebratory year, noting all the things we did to mark the occasion.

‘‘A great deal of work was put into this book, and I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time, from supplying photos to memories. It has all helped to make this book very special to Ellisons.’’

A copy of the book was given to every member of the Ellisons staff as a memento of the year, as well as the numerous people who helped with the book and local museums and libraries.

If you would like to take a look, please pop into our reception on Head Street.