Cakes & Shanties

Our annual Cake’n’Shanty event takes place on Sunday 26th May at the green on Kings Quay Street near the New Bell & Electric Palace.

Linda Irene Mitchell

It’s another sad post unfortunately. Linda Irene Mitchell, more affectionately known as ‘Little Lin’, was a member of ‘The Golden Rivets’ for over 20 years and played at the Harwich Shanty Festival from the very first event up until last year.

Living locally to the event and ‘playing for fun’, she enjoyed her time with the Golden Rivets, rehearsing, practising and performing with her accordion and whistle – keeping the group in time but always with a smile, cheeky grin and a joke. She will be fondly remembered not only for her musical skills and love of music but for her funny little quips and what we called her ‘Linderisms’. She is and will be sadly missed.