FORESTERS ROOF & CHIMNEY
The retiling of Foresters roof, as planned, is now complete. After the unexpected collapse of the
chimney and the consequential damage inside the house we are very pleased to say the renovation
is now finished and we have a new chimney stack. We are just waiting for the final bill!
Ways you can help:-
Win a Brick - £1 entry: Prizes 1st Brick from the original chimney + £50
2nd Brick from the original chimney + £25
3rd Brick from the original chimney + £25
Foresters Appeal - a one off appeal for funds to help pay for the unexpected costs
200 Club - helps to fund the maintenance of this unique building
Yearly subscription of £25
Four quarterly draws for a chance to win £200
Please send your donation to The Treasurer, Foresters, 5 Church Street, Harwich CO12 3DR
Cheques should be made payable to The Harwich Society and please mention which of the above
categories you would like to support.
Many, many thanks to all of you who have already shown your support. The Society is privileged
to own such a fantastic building that is proving to be an invaluable asset, not only for storing our
archives but for giving us a headquarters that is frequently in use.
MEMBERS OPEN WEEKEND
On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September between 11.00am and 4.00pm Foresters will open
its doors to members of the Harwich Society. Do come and explore the Society's headquarters and
enjoy the opportunity to peruse many of the photo albums (some have not been on display
before) and other items we will have on display.
Foresters is situated at 5 Church Street, Harwich and was built around 1450. It is thought to be the
oldest surviving house in Harwich and was an Ale House between 1800 and 1940; it was known
as The Drum & Monkey and later as the Foresters Arms. The house fell victim to an incendiary
bomb during WW2 and stood derelict for nine years before it was bought and lovingly restored by
the late Harwich Society President, Winifred Cooper and her husband. On her death in 1999 Mrs
Cooper left Foresters to the Harwich Society so that it could be used as a resource centre and
meeting place for the society.
MARITIME HERITAGE EAST
The Harwich Society have recently joined a group of Museums in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
All the Museums have a maritime theme and Harwich has included The Redoubt, The Lifeboat
Museum and Maritime Museum. To access the information on all these sites they are available
Many of the other museums are not far from Harwich, so if you are venturing outside Harwich go
and pay a visit to our fellow Member Museums.