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On This Day: 1924 – Train Ferry Inauguration

April 24th, 2018 Posted by History No Comment yet

Harwich Town rail station has been renovated to become the focal point of our Railway & Shipping Museum. The interiors now look as they would have in about 1924; the reason this year was specifically chosen is because on the 24th of April 1924, Prince George (the future Duke of Kent) inaugurated a brand new train ferry service, linking Harwich to Zeebrugge. There are two videos of footage from the day available online:

British Pathé, via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGjqI6WxDs

East Anglian Film Archive (UEA): http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/585

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