103 relations: A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, Andrew Murrison, Anthony Deane (mayor), Bath Side Battery, Battle of Trafalgar, Beacon Hill Battery, Belgium, Bernard Jenkin, Capel Luckyn, Charles Fryatt, Christopher Jones (Mayflower captain), Christopher Newport, Clacton-on-Sea, Clay, Colchester, Colchester railway station, Daniel Defoe, Dovercourt, Dunkirk evacuation, Electric Palace Cinema, Harwich, England, English Channel, Essex, Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, Felixstowe, Ferry, Fortification, Fortress Study Group, Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, Gothic architecture, Great Eastern Main Line, Great Eastern Railway, Harbor, Harwich & Parkeston F.C., Harwich (UK Parliament constituency), Harwich and Dovercourt High School, Harwich and North Essex (UK Parliament constituency), Harwich Dockyard, Harwich Force, Harwich International Port, Harwich Lifeboat Station, Harwich Mayflower Heritage Centre, Harwich Redoubt, Haven ports, High-tech architecture, HMS Badger (shore establishment), HMS Conqueror (1801), Hook of Holland, Humber, Ipswich, ..., Iron(II) sulfate, James Francillon, Jamestown, Virginia, John Constable, Kate Hall (singer), Leading lights, Liana Bridges, Lifeboat (rescue), Listed building, London and North Eastern Railway, Mad Cow-Girl, Mayflower, Member of parliament, Middle Ages, Netherlands, Nick Alston, Normandy landings, North America, North Sea, Official Monster Raving Loony Party, Parish church, Parkeston, Essex, Peter Firmin, Pevsner, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Pipe organ, Port of Felixstowe, Promontory, Protected area, Puritans, Randolph Stow, River Orwell, River Stour, Suffolk, River Thames, Roman Empire, Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, Royal Navy, Royal Navy Dockyard, Samuel Pepys, Shoal, Sir John Jacob, 1st Baronet, Sooty & Co., Spring (hydrology), Tendring, Tony Newton, Baron Newton of Braintree, Torbay, Trinity House, U-boat, Victorian era, William III of England, William Shearman, Wivenhoe Park, World War II. Expand index (53 more) » « Shrink index
A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727.
Andrew William Murrison (born 24 April 1961, Colchester) is a British doctor, naval officer and politician.
Sir Anthony Deane (c.16381721) was a 17th-century mayor of Harwich, naval architect, Master Shipwright and commercial shipbuilder, and Member of Parliament.
Bath Side Battery was built in 1811 to cover the anchorage of the port of Harwich, Essex, England as part of the same complex as the Redoubt, armed with 3 x 24 pdr (11 kg) cannon.
The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1796–1815).
Beacon Hill Battery (also known as Beacon Hill Fort) was built to defend the port of Harwich, Essex.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Sir Bernard Christison Jenkin (born 9 April 1959) is a British Conservative politician.
Sir Capel Luckyn, 2nd Baronet (8 May 1622 – 23 January 1680) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1647 and 1679.
Charles Algernon Fryatt (2 December 1872 – 27 July 1916) was a British mariner who was executed by the Germans for attempting to ram a U-boat in 1915.
Christopher Newport (1561–1617) was an English seaman and privateer.
Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and district in Essex, England, and was founded as an urban district in the year 1871.
Clay is a finely-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with possible traces of quartz (SiO2), metal oxides (Al2O3, MgO etc.) and organic matter.
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.
Colchester railway station (also known as Colchester North) is on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) in the East of England, and is the primary station serving the town of Colchester, Essex.
Daniel Defoe (13 September 1660 - 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy.
Dovercourt is a small seaside town in Essex, England.
The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.
The Electric Palace cinema, Harwich, is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas to survive complete with its silent screen, original projection room and ornamental frontage still intact.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Essex is a county in the East of England.
The Essex Police and Crime Commissioner is the police and crime commissioner, an elected official tasked with setting out the way crime is tackled by Essex Police in the English County of Essex.
Felixstowe is a seaside town in Suffolk, England.
A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.
A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare; and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.
The Fortress Study Group is an international charity registered in the UK, which aims to further the understanding of military fortifications, particularly those designed after the introduction of gunpowder artillery.
Friedrich Hermann von Schönberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, 1st Count of Mertola, KG (French: Frédéric-Armand; Portuguese: Armando Frederico; 6 December 1615 – 1 July 1690) was a marshal of France and a General in the British and Portuguese Army.
Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.
The Great Eastern Main Line (GEML, sometimes referred to as the East Anglia Main Line) is a major railway line on the British railway system which connects Liverpool Street station in central London with destinations in east London and the East of England, including,,,, and.
The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was a pre-grouping British railway company, whose main line linked London Liverpool Street to Norwich and which had other lines through East Anglia.
A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences; synonyms: wharves, haven) is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked.
Harwich & Parkeston Football Club is an English football club based in Harwich, Essex.
Harwich was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Harwich and Dovercourt High School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Harwich in the English county of Essex.
Harwich and North Essex is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Bernard Jenkin of the Conservative Party since its creation in 2010.
Harwich Dockyard was a Royal Navy dockyard at Harwich in Essex.
The Harwich Force was a squadron of the Royal Navy, formed during the First World War and based in Harwich.
Harwich International Port is a North Sea seaport in Essex, England, and one of the Haven ports.
Harwich Lifeboat Station is an RNLI station located in the town of Harwich in the English county of Essex.
The Harwich Mayflower Heritage Centre (formerly Project) is based in Harwich in the United Kingdom.
Harwich Redoubt is a circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich, Essex from Napoleonic invasion.
The Haven Ports are a group of five ports on the East Coast of England, these are Port of Felixstowe, Port of Ipswich, Harwich International, Harwich Navyard and Mistley.
High-tech architecture, also known as Structural Expressionism, is a type of Late Modern architectural style that emerged in the 1970s, incorporating elements of high-tech industry and technology into building design.
HMS Badger was commissioned on 13 September 1939 as the headquarters of the Flag Officer In Charge, Harwich and was decommissioned on 21 October 1946, although the Operations Room remained as the Emergency Port Control for the Harwich area.
HMS Conqueror was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 November 1801 at Harwich.
The Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) is a town in the southwestern corner of Holland (hence the name; hoek means "corner"), at the mouth of the New Waterway shipping canal into the North Sea.
The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England.
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about north east of London.
Iron(II) sulfate (British English: iron(II) sulphate) or ferrous sulfate denotes a range of salts with the formula FeSO4·xH2O.
James Francillon (1802–1866), was an English barrister and legal writer.
The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
John Constable, (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English landscape painter in the naturalistic tradition.
Kate Semmelroth Hall (born 21 May 1983 in Harwich, Essex, England) is a British-Danish singer.
Leading lights (also known as range lights in the United States) are a pair of light beacons, used in navigation to indicate a safe passage for vessels entering a shallow or dangerous channel; and may also be used for position fixing.
Liana Bridges (born 25 December 1969) is a British actress, best known for co-presenting Sooty & Co. with Matthew Corbett and Richard Cadell in 1998, and Sooty Heights with Richard Cadell from 1999-2000.
A rescue lifeboat is a boat rescue craft which is used to attend a vessel in distress, or its survivors, to rescue crew and passengers.
A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.
The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) was the second largest (after LMS) of the "Big Four" railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain.
Rosalyn Warner (1961 in Harwich, Essex – 4 July 2010 in Sunderland), better known as Mad Cow-Girl, was a British nurse who contested several elections as a candidate for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
Nicholas Kenneth Alston CBE DL (born 1952) was the Conservative Essex Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
The Official Monster Raving Loony Party is a political party established in the United Kingdom in 1983 by the musician David Sutch, better known as "Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow" or simply "Lord Sutch".
A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.
Parkeston is a North Sea port, electoral ward and village in Essex, England, situated on the south bank of the River Stour about one mile (1.6 km) up-river from Harwich.
Peter Arthur Firmin (born 11 December 1928) is an English artist and puppet maker.
Pevsner or Pevzner is a Jewish surname, and may refer to.
Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve (31 December 1763 – 22 April 1806) was a French naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars.
The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air (called wind) through organ pipes selected via a keyboard.
The Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, Suffolk is the United Kingdom's busiest container port, dealing with 42% of Britain's containerised trade.
A promontory is a raised mass of land that projects into a lowland or a body of water (in which case it is a peninsula).
Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values.
The Puritans were English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.
Julian Randolph Stow (28 November 1935 – 29 May 2010) was an Australian-born writer, novelist and poet.
The River Orwell flows through the county of Suffolk in England.
The River Stour is a river in East Anglia, England.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Royal Naval Auxiliary Service (RNXS) was a uniformed, unarmed, civilian volunteer service, administered and trained by the Royal Navy to operate in the ports and anchorages of the UK in an Emergency.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Royal Navy Dockyards were harbour facilities where commissioned ships were either built or based, or where ships were overhauled and refitted.
Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man.
In oceanography, geomorphology, and earth sciences, a shoal is a natural submerged ridge, bank, or bar that consists of, or is covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, and rises from the bed of a body of water to near the surface.
Sir John Jacob, 1st Baronet of Bromley (–1666), was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640 and 1641.
Sooty & Co. was a British children's television series that was produced for six series by Granada Television, that aired on ITV from 6 September 1993 to 14 December 1998.
A spring is any natural situation where water flows from an aquifer to the Earth's surface.
Tendring is a local government district in northeast Essex, England.
Antony Harold Newton, Baron Newton of Braintree, OBE, PC, DL (29 August 1937 – 25 March 2012) was a British Conservative politician and former Cabinet member.
Torbay is a borough in Devon, England, administered by the unitary authority of Torbay Council.
The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, known as Trinity House (formally The Master Wardens and Assistants of the Guild Fraternity or Brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity and of St. Clement in the Parish of Deptford Strond in the County of Kent), is a private corporation governed under a Royal Charter (rather than a non-departmental public body).
U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
William III (Willem; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702), also widely known as William of Orange, was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672 and King of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702.
William Shearman (January, 1767 – 21 November 1861), or Sherman, was a British physician and medical writer, born at Harwich.
Wivenhoe Park is a multi-acre landscaped green space at the eastern edge of Colchester, England.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.