Events to celebrate Harwich Society’s 50th anniversary

The Harwich Society is 50 years old this year and events are under way to celebrate.

The Society purchased the opportunity to have its logo as the floral arrangement in the Mayor’s Garden and a special celebratory dinner will be taking place at the Waterfront on Saturday 5th October complete with a 1970’s themed menu to mark the occasion.

Pride of place amongst the celebrations will be a civic service granted by Harwich Town Council which will be held in St Nicholas church on Friday 18th October commencing at 11.30AM.

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “We are very grateful to Harwich Town Council for granting the Harwich Society a civic service to mark its 50th anniversary and we are very much looking forward to it.  It will be an opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate all those who have been a part of the Harwich Society over those 50 years along with all that has been achieved on behalf of this wonderful town.”

The civic service is to be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst, and the Bishop of Colchester, the Right Reverend Roger Morris, and Colin Farnell hopes that there will be a large congregation to help celebrate 50 years of supporting all that makes Harwich so special.  The service will be followed by a reception in the 1912 Centre.

“Historic Harwich is always the star of the show and the Harwich Society is happy to act as the supporting cast,” continued Colin Farnell.  “Over the years this has been a cast of many thousands   and we like to think that all of their efforts have made a positive difference to our very special town.”


For further information please contact:

Chairman, Colin Farnell on 01255 553610

 Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940

Pictured L-R: Harwich Society Trustees, Garry Calver, Andy Schooler, Diane Bitmead, Dan Beck, Jo Harrison, Richard Colley, Maria Fowler and Chairman Colin Farnell – Harwich Society 50th Anniversary floral display at the Mayor’s Garden, Harwich. Photo Copyright © Maria Fowler 2019