HISTORY themed projects are taking place in an around Harwich to teach residents about the first and second world wars.

Surrender and Sanctuary project team has been working on a host of projects in a bid to inform residents about Harwich’s role during both wars.

A Kindertransport themed textile artwork is currently on display at St Nicholas’ Church until Sunday, June 30.

Next month, the team will be screening a U-boat archive film show on the Harwich Sailing Club barge with a live pianist accompaniment on July 11.

A U-boat heritage walk is then taking place on July 13.

A wartime exhibition with prints from the Imperial War Museum will also be on display at the Harwich Mayflower Heritage Centre.

The team, in partnership with Eastern Angles Theatre Company, has also created a travelling exhibition exploring the relationship between conflict and food during the world wars.

The theatre show, on a touring trailer, will be performed at the heritage centre on July 6 to coincide with the Cavell Van visit and on July 27 and 28 at the Harwich Maritime Festival.

The Cavell Van repatriated the body of Harwich Captain Charles Fryatt to the town after his execution in Bruges.

A  spokesman said: “We have created a travelling exhibition exploring the relationship between conflict and food, and the impact on the British diet, all in a touring trailer.

“From the national kitchens and rationing of the First World War due to the submarine threat, to the dig for victory campaigns and pig clubs of the Second World War, discover more about the battle for bread that took place on your doorstep.

“With original documents from East Anglia and unique archive footage, don’t miss our travelling touring trailer coming to an event near you.”

Lastly, on September 7 a Kindertransport Football event is being organised with Chelsea Football Club and Harwich and Parkeston Football Club.

For more details on the projects lined up visit harwichhavenhistory.co.uk.