Welcome to Historic Harwich

Founded in 1969, the Harwich Society now has a membership of over 2,000 in a town with a population of approx 20,000.

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Membership Benefits

Monthly meetings with visiting speakers are organised for all members and social events are regularly held. There are several groups in the Society looking after particular areas such as trees, footpaths, guiding. Any member can join any or all of these groups.

Quarterly 'Highlight' Magazine

All Society activities are reported in the quarterly Highlight magazine which is delivered free of charge to all members. In addition, the magazine is available as a tape for sight impaired members and electronically for members who prefer it.

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The Harwich Society

Founded in 1969, the Harwich Society now has a membership of over 2000 in a town with a population of 18000. A vigorous Society, all Committee Members have a job to do and monthly reports ensure they do it well. People are slow to volunteer, so post holders are selected with care and then invited to fill a vacancy. The system has worked well.

Another unusual characteristic of the Society is our policy of carving out areas of responsibility and then giving it to someone to look after. In this way over 100 different members are involved in running their Society. The responsibility increases their interest.

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