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Harwich welcomes leisure vessels

Central - 04 Jun 20 General

For those visiting Harwich please see the attached file and link.

Open from 1 June.

Ha’Penny Pier is one of the UK’s only surviving wooden, working piers, attracting thousands of visitors to Harwich each year.

The Victorian pier once served as a departure point for paddle steamers and played a part in both world wars. These days it’s a popular spot for crabbers, day trippers and fishermen, and it’s home to the Harwich Society who manage the Harwich information centre.

Constructed in 1853 Ha’penny Pier is Harwich’s most iconic landmark and remains one the UK’s only surviving working, wooden piers. The name of the pier originates from the 1/2d (half an old penny) toll that was charged for entry to visitors using the regular paddle steamer services.


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