What a weekend – Surrender 100

22nd November 2018

What a weekend!

We are pleased to say our first event weekend to commemorate the German U Boat surrender at Harwich was a great success!

Over 250 people took part in our Heritage Lottery Fund events on the 17 & 18 November 2018: including the U Boat walk at Shotley, the two themed trains, our special talks series, an archive film show with live music and the big event on the beach – the armistice parade with the Willow U Boat, made with the support of volunteers by the creative and talented designer and artist Deb Hart.

We were thrilled to welcome Eastern Angles theatre company to join us for our Surrender 100 talk series: where they premiered two new workshop pieces – ‘ Oh What a Lovely Food War’ & ‘The Wrecks of Peace’.

These were presented alongside more formal lectures from our project partner The National Archives, and guest presenters Duncan Reed, Innes McCartney, and our key note speaker Iain Ballantyne – author of The Deadly Trade.

You can see from the photos below how much fun was had by all!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came along to remember this historic event, not least the National Lottery players who made the project possible. And don’t forget the exhibition of Imperial War Museum prints of the Surrender continues until Saturday the 24th November.

Header Image by Dronezshotz.


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