50th anniversary is something to sing about!

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Harwich Society and chairman, Colin Farnell, made sure that the celebratory dinner was an event that no-one present would ever forget.

The Harwich Society’s annual dinner was held at the Waterfront on Saturday 5th Oct with over 100 members and guests attending to celebrate 50 years of Harwich Society activity on behalf of our wonderful town.

The mayor and mayoress of Harwich were the guests of honour and everyone enjoyed a 1970’s themed menu to remind guests of life in the early days of the Harwich Society.

A picture board covering the 50 years of the Harwich Society was on display having been prepared by the Harwich Society’s vice chairman and archivist, David Whittle, and chairman Colin Farnell spoke warmly of those who had established the Harwich Society in 1969 and enabled it to grow into the organisation that it is today.

The surprise came when the waiters who had been serving the guests with attentiveness and courtesy suddenly took over the proceedings and burst into song.

Colin Farnell says, “No-one knew that Aileen and I had booked singing waiters as a 50th birthday surprise and it was very funny to watch the reaction of those present when they suddenly burst into song. I think that all the Society has achieved over the last 50 years is something worth singing about so we made sure it happened!”

For further information please contact Chairman, Colin Farnell on 01255 553610




05 OCT 2019 – Pictured, Aileen Farnell, Collin Farnell, Mayor of Harwich, Cllr. Alan Todd and Mayoress of Harwich Mrs Sylvia Todd – The Harwich Society’s 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Waterfront, Dovercourt – Photo Copyright © Maria Fowler 2019