Harwich Society monthly talk is on an important topic for coastal communities

For many Harwich Society members the thing they enjoy most about their membership is the free winter programme of monthly talks.  These are on a wide range of interesting topics and take place in the Navigator in Barrack Lane on the final Friday of the winter months starting at 7.30PM.  The March talk on Good Friday will be the final monthly talk of this year’s winter programme and has as its subject a very important topic for all of us who live in coastal communities.


The National Coastwatch Institution is made up of over 2,600 volunteers who operate around the coastline of England and Wales at over 60 locations.  The stations run from Filey in Yorkshire around the coast to Blackpool and the volunteers monitor shipping to provide an early warning service for any vessels in distress or difficulty.  So far this year they have assisted in 93 incidents.


The nearest station to Harwich is at Felixstowe and the talk is being given by Nick Barrett White, Station Manager and Dick Daniels, Deputy Station Manager, NCI Felixstowe.


Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “The National Coast Watch Institution plays an important voluntary role in assisting to safeguard shipping so I’m sure that its work will be of great interest to our members.  In addition it will be nice to be able to pass on the Harwich Society’s thanks for the work that these dedicated volunteers do.”


For further information please contact
Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940


IMAGE: National Coastwatch Institution, Felixstowe.