Category Archives: Transport

Dovercourt/Parkeston buses

The timetable is out for the revised route number 2 service between Harwich Town Railway Station and Parkeston. From my analysis it does not look good for most users and I can’t see it attracting many new passengers. Tweet

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Another summer of rail issues for Harwich?

In the past I have publicly asked why the various folk in Harwich, Tendring & Essex do not co-ordinate their efforts to ensure local events are not ruined by a logistics nightmare – particularly if such nightmare could have been … Continue reading

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The Hangings – updated

My article about The Hangings has been receiving some publicity over the past week and appeared in the Harwich & Manningtree Standard on Friday 21st Feb 2014, and more recently on their website. I’ve also been contacted by a local … Continue reading

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Cycling after dark?

Cycling is a great way to keep fit and to travel around towns avoiding traffic bottle-necks. For children especially, it helps then learn road sense and co-ordination. However, now that we are in November, it is dark by 5pm. Away … Continue reading

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The Majestic Maersk

I recently took a photo of the Majestic Maersk, the largest container vessel to ever visit a UK port and one of the first of a new breed of ship termed the Triple-E class. At 398m length and carrying capacity … Continue reading

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Bathside Bay

Over the past decade, various plans for the development of Bathside Bay on the River Stour have been flaunted, including promises of improvements to the A120. It now seems clear that nothing much will happen for a few years, if … Continue reading

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Stuck on the end of a peninsula

Re-posted for those who didn’t see it first time. The geography of Harwich is in many ways the best asset of the town and equally a burden for the residents. Tweet

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Rail travel fiasco?

This weekend is the Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run into Harwich, which will also bring thousands of visitors to our historic town. The Motorcycle Run takes place on the second Sunday in September this year and this date was known … Continue reading

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