Clacton Beach Huts
The Red Arrows perform at Clacton Air Show
Town Hall, Clacton. The home of Tendring District Council
Private Herbert Columbine, Simone Williams
Frinton-on-Sea sunrise, Simone Williams
Harwich low lighthouse. Photography credits to 'Visit Essex'
Dovercourt lighthouse - Paul Nixon Photography

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Murder Mystery Night

Saturday, 20 April, 2024 - 19:00 to 23:00
Barrack Lane, Harwich Harwich, Essex, CO12 3NS
groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk
Join us for an evening of Murder Mystery. Do you fancy yourself as a Hercule Poirot or a Miss Marple? Well this is the event for you! A fully immersive Murder Mystery Dinner where your job is to solve the crime. Join the entertainment staff of Maplins Holiday Camp for the last ever evening at Crimpton-on-Sea before it closes its gates for good. Will it be goodnight campers, see you in the morning…...or will someone never wake up again!

TRAIN FERRY ANNIVERSARY

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex CO12 3FN
groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk
The Train Ferry service between Harwich and Zeebrugge was officially opened on 24 April 1924 by His Royal Highness Prince George. Crowds gathered along with school parties and the Harwich Town Silver Band Played. After the official opening ceremony Captain Grigor gave the party a guided tour of the new ferry before setting sail on the inaugural voyage. Seats are limited so please book by emailing groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk(link sends e-mail)

Train Ferry Anniversary Talk by David Whittle

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk
The Train Ferry service between Harwich and Zeebrugge was officially opened on 24 April 1924 by His Royal Highness Prince George. Crowds gathered along with school parties and the Harwich Town Silver Band Played. After the official opening ceremony Captain Grigor gave the party a guided tour of the new ferry before setting sail on the inaugural voyage. Seats are limited so please book by emailing groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk(link sends e-mail)

London Oriana Choir : 50 Years of Song - Live in Harwich

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 - 19:00 to 21:15
67 Church St, Harwich, CO12 3DR
dompeckham@me.com
In celebration of its 50th anniversary year, critically acclaimed London Oriana Choir and renown Conductor - Dominic Ellis-Peckham joins Harwich Sing Tendring Voices, bringing together the best of its concert repertoire spanning five decades and seven centuries with works ranging from the Renaissance via the 19th century to contemporary writers, including a world premier commission from Cecilia McDowall. londonoriana.com

Train Ferry Anniversary Talk by David Whittle

Saturday, 27 April, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk
The Train Ferry service between Harwich and Zeebrugge was officially opened on 24 April 1924 by His Royal Highness Prince George. Crowds gathered along with school parties and the Harwich Town Silver Band Played. After the official opening ceremony Captain Grigor gave the party a guided tour of the new ferry before setting sail on the inaugural voyage.

Jaywick Martello Tower - New Exhibition - Natural Surroundings

Thursday, 2 May, 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00
The Promenade, Belsize Ave, Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 2LF
JaywickMartelloTower@essex.gov.uk
This exhibition by artist Duffy Tomei is inspired and focusses on the beauty of our natural surroundings. We live such busy lives today. It’s all too easy to live in an area and not notice it, enjoy it or even be a part of it. In this exhibition Duffy hopes to inspire folk to see the beauty of the natural surroundings in Essex through her paintings visitors will be inspired to go in search of the places they have seen on the canvases. Experiencing the fresh air, variety of sounds and touch the natural world, and perhaps appreciate the need to protect it and make sure it is preserved for future generations.

Harwich Ale Trail

Thursday, 2 May, 2024 - 11:00 to Monday, 6 May, 2024 - 23:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
info@harwichaletrail.co.uk
Harwich Ale Trail exists to bring visitors to Historic Harwich. Harwich is blessed with a large number, considering the small area, of ancient independent pubs most of which sell real ale and real cider from local providers all year around.

May Fair

Saturday, 18 May, 2024 - 12:00 to 16:00
Great Bentley Colchester CO7 8QG
nicolajanejustice@gmail.com
Come along with your family to enjoy our traditional Church fete. To include a variety of stalls, large BBQ and refreshments (including a chocolate fountain!). Have a go at archery, bell ringing, tomahawk throwing and meet a viking! Lots of other children's activities available, including crafts, face-painting and hooka- duck. We look forward to welcoming you.

Essex Estuaries - The Stour from Manningtree to Mistley

Saturday, 18 May, 2024 - 13:00
Manningtree Station, Station Approach, off A137 Manningtree, CO11 2LH
On this walk along part of the Stour Estuary Laura will tell the story of women accused of witchcraft during a 17th-century craze that played out in the three villages of Lawford, Manningtree and Mistley. She'll reveal exactly what kinds of women were targeted and talk about why, including the opportunism of local men like Matthew Hopkins. Rob will talk about Mistley Quay , a port where ships were built in the 18th century and now site of Britain's largest malt factory. The walk also passes Mistley Towers a surviving part of a church designed by Robert Adam. The walk is about 3 miles long and includes some country paths as well as town walking. We end at Mistley, and there will be a short pub stop at the half-way point. The walk crosses some open fields, so may be muddy, so boots or high trainers with good soles are needed.

Tour de Tendring 2024

Sunday, 19 May, 2024 - 08:00
Timings: 60 & 20 mile route: 8.00am-9.00am. Routes: 60 or 20 mile circular routes. Choosing a Start and Finish point in either, Dovercourt (Harwich) or Clacton-on-Sea, the shared routes will connect the two towns. With 60 or 20 mile circular routes, cycle through the picturesque district of Tendring - perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea. The journey will take you past many points of interest including St Osyth with its historic Martello Tower, Great Bentley - which boasts the biggest village green in England and Great Oakley, its roots stretching back to the Domesday Book and, of course, Clacton - famous for its pier, pleasure gardens and seafront. Unwind at both Finish-points where your supporters, colleagues, nearest & dearest, friends etc. can give you a warm welcome! CLACTON START/FINISH: Hazlemere site, Lyndhurst Rd., Holland-on-Sea, CO15 5HT. DOVERCOURT(HARWICH) START/FINISH: Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3TS. For more information, route details and to take the challenge and sign up, visit https://www.bike-events.co.uk/Ride.aspx?id=2738&n=y(link is external) Charities: www.bike-events.co.uk/Charities.aspx(link is external) Local information: Cycle Tendring Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cycletendring/(link is external) Cycling in Tendring https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/content/cycling-in-tendring(link is external) Essex Sunshine Coast https://essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk/

Railway Ships at War Talk by David Whittle

Saturday, 25 May, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk
Railway ships that were requisitioned in World War I and II. These ships were required to act as minesweepers, troop transports, landing ships and casualty evacuation ships. 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.

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