Join Harwich Museum on the convoy with thousands of others on a 60 mile journey from the home of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, North Weald Airfield to the Historic town of Harwich where you can then celebrate with the family fun day on the green!
Come to the historic seaport of Harwich and witness the medieval spectacle of sausage throwing, as grown men and women try to hurl seasoned pork sausages as far as they can. Three fantastic local inns will then throw open their doors for the gathered masses to test the wares of the finest butchers of the Tendring Hundred and determine the public’s favourite sausage, all washed down with the choicest real ales and ciders. For more information email Peter from Tendering CAMRA.
Harwich Secret Gardens is in its 13th year and will have a large amount of hidden gardens and courtyards open, with some new to the scheme and some old ones resting. All the gardens are easily reachable on foot.
Teas and coffee will be provided at St Nicholas church, and there are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants for refreshment.
Profits shared between local good causes.
£5.00 adults, accompanied children free. Brochures have full garden details and a map showing places to eat.
How to get event passports
Prior to the event and also at the weekend, entry brochures will be available from the Ha’penny Pier visitors centre, Harwich Museum and Deli 141 in Dovercourt High Street. Also available at the weekend from St. Nicholas Church.
Number of gardens
Approximately 27 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day – please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.
National Coastalwatch Institution Felixstowe Talk with The Harwich Society.
Friday 29th March 2024 7PM – 9PM.
Watch the amazing Phantom Parrot at the Electric Palace and then join in on a live question & answer session with the editor (Vera Simmonds) and director (Kate Stonehill)!
Sunday 17th March 2024 at 7:30PM. To book your tickets contact Electric Palace.
At The Electric Palace Harwich King’s Quay Street Harwich Essex CO12 3ER
Redoubt Fort Ghost Hunt.
Saturday 6th April 2024, 8PM – 2AM. Tickets £46 per person.
If you’re looking for a unique and thrilling experience, why not try a ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort in Essex? Located in the picturesque town of Harwich, this impressive fort has a long history, and is said to be one of the most haunted places in the county.
Visitors to the fort have reported hearing strange noises, seeing ghostly figures, and feeling an eerie presence in the fort. The ghost hunt experience at Harwich Redoubt Fort is a unique and exciting way to explore the fort, as you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will tell you about the fort’s history and the paranormal activity that has been reported there. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the fort with the help of specialist equipment such as EMF detectors, EVP recorders and night vision cameras, and you’ll be able to take part in experiments and activities designed to detect and communicate with spirits.
Come and stroll around Bobbit’s Hole!
Bobbit’s Hole is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the very heart of Dovercourt and is open free of charge to the public each Sunday morning throughout the year. On one designated Sunday the ‘Bobbit’s Stroll’ takes place and visitors are asked to donate to a designated charity for the pleasure of strolling around the lake.
This year’s chosen charity, to be announced.
Cakes, light refreshments, teas, and coffees will be on sale and there will be other attractions such as face painting and the children’s quiz trail.
The next Music Quiz Night is on Monday 12th Feb and is for teams of up to eight at £2 per head. The quiz will take place in the rear hall of the Royal Oak public house and will begin at 8PM. In aid of the Ark Centre.
Harwich Society music quizzes consist of 100 pieces of popular music in medleys of ten including songs from the 1960s to the present day and all teams have to do is name the artist. There is something for everyone and those taking part can be assured of an evening full of singing and laughter.