History of Harwich

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These three images have been kindly supplied by Jason Levett, a History House reader. Thank you, Jason.

The photographs come from a family album and are thought to be dated around the 1930s or 1940s.

Kings Quay Street Copyright The James Hobbs Chignell Family Archives
Kings Quay Street, Harwich. with the large sign for the Globe Inn.
© The James Hobbs Chignell Family Archives

Treadmill Crane Copyright The James Hobbs Chignell Family Archives
The Old Naval Yard Crane or The Harwich Treadwheel Crane.
Dating from the 18th cenury, it was moved from the Naval Yard to Harwich Green in 1932. As the name suggests, it was orginally operated by two men walking inside two wheels to power the crane. The date of its construction is much debated. See this English Hertage Listing for it; and a modern-day view on Geograph.
© The James Hobbs Chignell Family Archives

Dovercourt Seafront Copyright The James Hobbs Chignell Family Archives
Dovercourt seafront.
© The James Hobbs Chignell Family Archives

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