Harwich Museum

World War I

The Declaration of war on 4th August 1914 was announced in style by the Harwich Town Crier. The next day at 6 a.m. the people of Harwich lined the quays and seashores to watch the entire Harwich Force steam out to sea. Harwich was of great importance during the Great War of 1914-1918. 

Illustrated Talk by David Whittle

David has a well-earned reputation as a speaker and has built up a wide ranging catalogue of talks on local subjects; check this page for details of future events.