Wivenhoe -Harwich – Manningtree- East Bergholt – day 3

Monday June 24th
To find out more about The Hairy Biker ride in which I’ll cover (hopefully) just over 400 miles visiting the location of over 40 Eastern Angles plays and over 30 regular venues in an attempt to raise £2000 for the company see here.

Day three starts with an 18 mile sprint (sic) to Harwich along Sustrans route 51 (which runs broadly east-west connecting Colchester and Harwich with Oxford via Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.

From Harwich I head along the estuary towards Manningtree via regular Eastern Angles venues Wrabness and Bradfield. Here I’ll be in the heart of Private Resistance country- EA’s 2012 rural tour which chillingly imagined a world where the Nazi’s had invaded and cattle trucks of Jews were being transported to concentration camps via the Manningtree triangle and the port at Harwich.

Private Resistance Trailer – Woodbridge from matthewlinley on Vimeo.

lord peter whimseyFrom Manningtree the day ends with the short leg to East Bergholt -another regular venue and setting for Lord Peter Wimsey and the Bergholt Bells in which Dorothy L Sayers most famous detective investigates the disappearance of a Constable painting from the Old Hall .

As ever on day 3 I’m on the hunt for people to chat to on route:

– fans of either Private Resistance or Lord Peter Wimsey and the Bergholt Bells
– regular attenders of Eastern Angles shows in Harwich, Wrabness, Bradfield, Manningtree or East Bergholt
– the best pub in East Bergholt

Estimated timings

Harwich 1100
Wrabness 1230
Bradfield 1430
Manningtree 1600
East Bergholt 1730

To get in touch please do leave a comment on the blog or e mail me on matthew@easternangles.co.uk or call the Eastern Angles office on 01473 218202.

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3 thoughts on “Wivenhoe -Harwich – Manningtree- East Bergholt – day 3

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