A TRUST held its annual general meeting in Harwich, putting the town in the centre of attention.

Essex Heritage Trust came to historic Harwich, along with members, including the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst, and the Mayor of Chelmsford, Bob Massey.

The event took place at the 1912 Centre last Thursday.

The Harwich Society and Harwich Town Council organised tour guides prior the meeting, to ensure visitors saw as much as possible of the town.

The walking tours included visits to St Nicholas Church, the Guildhall and Christopher Jones’ house.

Colin Farnell, chairman of Harwich Society, said: “We were delighted that the Essex Heritage Trust chose to hold its annual general meeting in Harwich and took the opportunity to show its members why Harwich is so special.

“They enjoyed all that they saw and were very impressed.

“By the end of the evening we were being approached by individual members seeking to bring their own groups back to Harwich for a visit which was particularly pleasing.

“As always, Historic Harwich was the star of the show and we were only too pleased to assist in the performance.”

After the meeting the members were treated to an illustrated talk on the history of Harwich’s lighthousesby the Harwich Society’s vice chair, David Whittle.