1. A very special visit to Harwich

    The Harwich Society Guide Panel enjoy every opportunity to show visitors around our historic town but a recent visit from 50 year 5 students from the Mayflower School in Poplar,…

  2. ‘Churchill’s Secret Army in North East Essex’ a talk by Dr. Hugh Frostick

    An interesting illustrated talk about Churchill’s Secret Army in North Essex of how the GHQ Auxiliary Units – a deliberately unexciting name – came into being in 1940 with the…

  3. Photo Gallery Heritage Open Days 2023

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  4. Harwich Society supports National Heritage Weekend

    The Harwich Society has always supported National Heritage weekend and, for this year’s event, almost all of its visitor attractions will be open to the public free of charge. Chairman…

  5. Exploring Essex History in the 11th Century and Beyond (VCH Essex)

    This event celebrates the 120th anniversary of the publication of the VCH Essex Volume I (1903) by presenting a set of fascinating talks. Event details: Exploring Essex History in the…

  6. WANTED – Volunteers, Harwich High Lighthouse

    WANTED – Volunteers, Harwich High Lighthouse Tel or Text 07761 343771 Email HLhouse@harwich-society.co.uk

  7. WW2 Home Guard Re-enactment at Harwich Redoubt

    SUNDAY, 10th September 2023, 10:00AM to 4PM, WW2 Home Guard reenactors Grant Harris and Simon Todd will be welcoming visitors to the Redoubt with their display of World War II…

  8. Harwich Teen Talk visit Redoubt

  9. Napoleonic military history to come to life in Harwich

    A weekend of Napoleonic military re-enactments will be taking place at Harwich Redoubt Fort and Beacon Hill Fort on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August. The two locations will see…

  10. Bobbit’s Stroll a great success

    The team of Harwich Society volunteers who manage the Bobbit’s Hole nature reserve were very nervous in the run up to this year’s Bobbit’s Stroll charity event as the weather…