Where poverty lives at the seaside

In a report last December, Artefact visited the small Essex town of Harwich.

Harwich was formerly home to a strong local economy, but the town has now become a shadow of its former self.

This notion was echoed by local charity volunteers, who described the town as an epicentre of modern day poverty, a common trend throughout British seaside towns.

Following a mixture of factors ranging from rapidly declining employment opportunities and below par education institutions, the town, like many others along Britain’s coast, is now dealing with high levels of multi-generational poverty .

This documentary, produced by Artefact‘s James Cropper, revisits the town in an attempt to further explore how a once-booming seaside town has now become so plagued by poverty.




Featured image by James Cropper