Last Tuesday saw many of the branch members at the International Ferry terminal at Harwich; sadly, it was not for a cruise to get away from the weather. We did, however, have a very rewarding morning with Jean Campbell and the Harwich and Dovercourt Millennium Embroideries, which are displayed at the terminal.
Jean talked about the ten local ladies who became the Tendring Hundred Embroidery group and who, over a period of 5 years and approximately 12,500 hours, researched and stitched the history of the area. 8 large and 7 smaller panels tell the story from King Alfred repelling the Vikings through to the present day. Much to Jean’s joy, the story was completed when she proudly showed the embroideries to our present Queen, on a visit to Harwich.
The International Ferry terminal is now the permanent home for the Embroideries, which can be seen at any time the terminal is open, admission free. There is a good little coffee bar on site.