1. Family of Harwich’s World War I admiral visit Historic Harwich

    Throughout World War I the Harwich Force, a large fleet of Royal Navy light cruisers and destroyers, was commanded by Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt and, as a result of a…

  2. Once upon a time in the Ha’penny Pier Visitor Centre

    The Ha’penny Pier Visitor Centre’s Storytelling Weekend has become a firm favourite with adults and children alike and this year it will take place on all three days of the…

  3. Storytelling Weekend!

    The storytelling sessions this year will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons. Saturday 24th August: I.30PM – Story walk of Misinformation 2:00PM – Jan Williams – East Anglian…

  4. Redoubt Fort Stair lift back in action

    We are pleased to announce that the Redoubt Fort stair lift has been repaired and is now back in action. Apologies again for any inconvenience caused. If users would kindly…

  5. Beside the Seaside Festival

    Dovercourt Beside the Seaside Festival offers a fun day for all! Situated along Dovercourt Bay Seafront there will be activities for all including: Live Music, Secret Beach Huts, Donkey Rides,…

  6. Harwich Redoubt Fort Open Day 2019

    Cross the moat to enjoy the Redoubt Fort open day! At 11AM on Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) the gates to Harwich Redoubt Fort will swing open and visitors will…

  7. Redoubt Stair Lift Out of Action

    Due to technical issues, the stair lift at the Redoubt Fort is currently out of action. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For further information please contact Dan Beck – …

  8. Writing the History on the walls

    In 1970 the Harwich Society first devised the idea of plaques on buildings and sites which commemorate some historic association. There are now more than twenty of them spread all…

  9. Ladies club celebrates its 70th anniversary

    Ladies club celebrates its 70th anniversary in Harwich The Over 20’s Club, originally called Parkeston Over 20’s Club when it was set up in the summer of 1949, was created…

  10. Flags to fly at half mast for ‘Fryatt Day’

    Flags to fly at half mast for ‘Fryatt Day’ In 2016, the centenary of the execution of Captain Fryatt, the Harwich Society wrote to Harwich Town Council to request that…