A little bit of information
Harwich is a town in Essex, and one of the Haven ports, it is the northernmost coastal town within Essex. Its position on the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers and its usefulness to mariners as the only safe anchorage between the Thames and the Humber led to a long period of maritime significance, both civil and military.
The town became a naval base in 1657 and was heavily fortified, with Harwich Redoubt, Beacon Hill Battery, and Bath Side Battery.
Harwich is the likely launch point of the Mayflower which carried English Puritans to North America and is the presumed birthplace of Mayflower captain Christopher Jones.
Celebrating the opening of The Dovercourt & Harwich Hub
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SOS BUS - Clacton & Harwich
The SOS bus offers support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, street drinking or just in need of local support services. As well as being able to assist directly, the SOS bus can also signpost people to the most appropriate service.
On board the bus are representatives from several support services, including Open Road, SUMMIT health advocate, social prescribers from CVST, and mental health support.
The SOS bus will be outside the Park Pavilion in Harwich on Mondays and parked on Christmas Tree Island, Clacton town centre on Fridays.