Busy week for Society as cruise ship passengers flock to Historic Harwich

It was all hands on deck for the Harwich Society volunteers as cruise ship passengers flocked to visit Historic Harwich over three days when their cruises were in port.

Everyone came together to ensure that visitors left with fond memories of our town and Harwich Society guides were kept busy shepherding visitors around all of the Harwich Society’s visitor attractions along with the Guildhall and St Nicholas Church where refreshments were available and gratefully accepted.

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “We know that on one day alone around 500 cruise ship passengers visited Historic Harwich and our team of volunteers did a remarkable job ensuring that they left with wonderful memories of our wonderful town.”

The Harwich Society volunteers gave up their Bank Holiday to work under the guidance of the Society’s Cruise Ship Coordinator, Trevor Williams, and the team ended the day tired and happy at the praise and thanks that they received from hundreds of grateful and very impressed visitors.

“The overwhelming reaction was how friendly and welcoming everyone was in Harwich and what a remarkable little town it is,” continued Colin Farnell. “The Harwich Society volunteers give a lot of time and effort to ensure that cruise ship visitors have a lovely time in Historic Harwich and their reward was a very positive response from all. It was a very successful week.”

For further information please contact

Colin Farnell on 01255 553610
Garry Calver on 01255 551940