Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and ran from the summer of 2017 through to early 2020. The project encouraged local people and visitors to explore the unique role of Harwich, Dovercourt, Felixstowe and the Shotley Peninsula in two momentous events: the surrender of the German U-Boat fleet here in November 1918, and the arrival of the first Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution as part of the so-called ‘Kindertransport’ in December 1938.
We hope that you will use this site to find out more about our project and this remarkable history. We also hope that you will want to continue our work by suggesting and organising new activities in the years to come.
We are particularly grateful to our project partners and those people who play the National Lottery.