New virtual tour of Harwich’s Guildhall created for National Heritage Weekend

Harwich Town Council and the Harwich Society are great supporters of National Heritage Weekend (Heritage Open Days) and both organisations are very disappointed that this important and very popular event is not able to take place this year.

In order to ensure that the weekend does not slip past without any heritage contribution from Harwich local film maker, David Webb and the Harwich Society’s vice chair and archivist, David Whittle, have worked together with Harwich Town Council to create a 10 minute virtual tour of Harwich’s historic Guildhall and the result will be available to view via a link on Harwich Town Council’s web site.

David Whittle says, “National Heritage Weekend is a very popular occasion in Historic Harwich and we didn’t want it to pass without something to promote the history and heritage of our wonderful town.  This was a new venture and we hope it will allow people to gain a taste of why Harwich is such a popular place to visit.”

The basis of the virtual tour is a guide to the Guildhall recently published by the Harwich Society in conjunction with Harwich Town Council.

Cllr. Pam Morrison, who was involved in producing the written guide and who chairs the committee responsible for the upkeep of the Guildhall, says, “The 10 minute virtual tour of Harwich’s Guildhall is a wonderful addition to the council’s web site and David Webb and David Whittle have shown what makes Harwich’s Guildhall such a special building.  I am very grateful to them for their work and I’m sure it will prove very popular.”

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Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940