THE Harwich Society will be holding a talk with the National Coastwatch Institution at the end of the month, the last in the society’s winter programme.

The final monthly winter talk will take place in the Navigator in Barrack Lane at 7.30pm on Good Friday, March 29, on a subject that is “important to all” in coastal communities.

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is made up of over 2,600 volunteers across the coastline of England and Wales with the nearest station being Felixstowe.

With over 60 locations, the volunteers monitor shipping to provide an early warning service for any vessels in distress or difficulty and this year have so far assisted in 93 incidents.

Nick Barrett White, station manager, and Dick Daniels, deputy station manager of NCI Felixstowe will be holding the talks.

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, said: “The National Coast Watch Institution plays an important voluntary role in assisting to safeguard shipping so I’m sure that its work will be of great interest to our members”. 

“In addition, it will be nice to be able to pass on the Harwich Society’s thanks for the work that these dedicated volunteers do.”

For further information please contact Garry Calver on 01255 551940.