NEW volunteers have been signed up for tourism tours around historic Harwich.

The Harwich Society, a history group that runs historic sites and museums in the town, appealed for new guides to help show visitors around the area for the 2014 tourism season.

In total 12 have now joined and have started training ready for the summer.

The new volunteers took part in the first stage of training at the group's headquarters, Foresters, last week.