The North Essex town of Harwich sits on the estuary of the rivers Stour and Orwell and has a rich maritime history. Famous inhabitants include Christopher Jones, master of the Mayflower and diarist Samuel Pepys.
In it’s narrow streets you will find evidence of the wonderful history Harwich has to offer, with numerous historical buildings including The Foresters which is said to be the oldest house in Harwich, dating back to the 1400′s. Other notable buildings include the High and Low Lighthouses, The Treadwheel Crane and the unique Electric Palace Cinema which was built in 1911 and is once again showing films.
Charter Granted 1318. Home of the Mayflower 1611.
Sistertown of Harwich, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
This website serves as an online resource for residents and visitors to Harwich, Dovercourt, Parkeston, Ramsey and Oakley, where you can find handy information all in one convenient place.
Our What's On page advertises local events, mucic gigs, films, club nights and charity fund raisers. Best of all it's totally FREE! If you're planning an event locally send us the details via the Add Event form.
Visitors to Harwich and those working here can find accommodation, places to eat, details of local amenities and travel information such as details on road and rail links to and from Harwich.
Community website, Tourist & Visitor Guides, Local Business Directory plus our Entertainment Guide. Plus helpful information, links & contact numbers for local residents & those working in or visiting the town of Harwich.
BBC One are looking for people who live in interested homes in Harwich and the surrounding areas and would be happy to try a home swap holiday for a new TV series. Do you live in an interesting home you’d … Continue reading