Harwich History Fair returns after a two year absence

After a two year absence the popular Harwich History Fair is back and will take place in the 1912 Centre in Cow Lane, Harwich on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October. The opening times are 11AM – 4PM and admission is free of charge.

The Harwich Society team who will be on hand to explain the exhibits, answer questions about Harwich’s history and examine photos and documents that it is hoped visitors to the fair will bring along is being co-ordinated by Linda Morgan and Richard Oxborrow and it is hoped that everyone’s knowledge about Historic Harwich and Dovercourt will be increased by the shared experience.

Albums of photographs, old maps and documents and various artifacts will be on display and representatives from the Harwich Society’s various visitor attractions will be present to explain what takes place in each.

Linda Morgan says, “Everyone is fascinated by Harwich’s wealth of history and we are still learning so much. The history fair is a great opportunity to share knowledge and to develop new areas for research. I am sure that something will come to light that we previously had no knowledge of.”

Light refreshments will be available and the organisers are sure that the fair will be full of shared knowledge, stories and experiences that will further enhance the history of our wonderful town.

“We are asking anyone with interesting old photographs or documents to bring them along and be part of this shared history experience,” continued Linda Morgan. “Harwich’s history is the gift that keeps giving and we are sure that this year’s Harwich History Fair will produce many more previously hidden gems.”

For further information please contact:

Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940