Surrender100 Commemoration

18th November 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Harwich sailing club
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A community event remembering the 168 German U Boats that surrendered off the Harwich coast. Watch the community parade of flags representing each boat lead towards a large atmospheric willow U Boat on the beach, with atmospheric spoken commemoration in the setting sun, right next to the water where it happened 100 years ago.

Continue the afternoon with themed food and music from Harwich Brass Band in the Harwich Sailing Club, with artefacts and photographs of the surrender on display.

Did you design a flag? Why not join the parade, or find out more about your U Boat on the day?


Timetable for the afternoon (correct at time of print)

3.15pm Parade participants gather on Harwich Green.

3.30pm Parade leaves Harwich Green for the beach with flags.

4pm Commemoration around the illuminated Willow U Boat.

4.30pm Entertainment in the Harwich Sailing Club.

5pm Food served

Entertainment continues until 6pm. Public welcome to enjoy the evening, Sailing Club bar open.