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Visitors took trip back through time at Foresters
12:00pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
HARWICH’S oldest recorded building has played host to an open day revealing historic artefacts.
Foresters, in Church Street, welcomed members of the Harwich Society to the 15th century former pub.
The pub was called The Drum and Monkey between 1800 and 1940 before it fell victim to a bomb in the Second World War.
It stood derelict for nine years when it was bought and restored by the late Harwich Society president Mrs Winifred Cooper and her husband.
On her death in 1999 she left Foresters to the society to use as a resource centre.
Last weekend saw members browse local historic items such as copies of the Standard from the early 1950s and a DVD showing local passenger ferries in the 1980s.