The Harwich History pages
We have built a small family of pages that may interest the amateur historian. Use the pull-down menu at the top of each page to navigate between them.
A Brief History of Harwich — A potted history by the former town archivist Dr. William Tyler
The Harwich Brewery — A history of the original Cobbold brewery at Harwich by Richard Oxborrow
From Daniel Dafoe’s A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain — An account of Harwich in 1724
Parson Woodforde’s Diary — What Woodforde said about Harwich (and why)
Harwich Roots — Do you have Harwich roots? Get in touch with other genealogists (and possibly relatives) through the Harwich family history page.
Christopher Jones & the Mayflower — Historian David A. Male traces the Harwich connection of one of history’s most famous sailing vessels
The U-boats — The story of the surrender of the German submarine fleet at Harwich in 1918
Down in the flood — A Harwich man gives his personal account of the terrible floods that hit the east coast of England on the night of 31 January, 1953