Following the success of our Victor cruise on the Orwell last August, the Ipswich Society has booked to visit Harwich again in 2021 with the Maritime Trust – on July 1st leaving from outside the Old Custom House at 9am. Victor will motor/sail to Harwich Ha’penny pier and from here there will be a walking tour of Harwich conducted by the Harwich Society. Drinks and lunch will be served on the Victor at about 1pm and then we will depart for Ipswich with a tea on the way back, arriving at the Old Custom House at approx. 5pm. Victor was built in Ipswich in 1895 mainly for use in the linseed oil trade and in 1947 she was the last sailing barge to be decommissioned. She was converted to a motor barge in the 1950s, restored in 1974 and refurbished in 2005/7. The cost is £65 a head including £5 donation to the Harwich Society.