PUBS and restaurants were filled with festive cheer as a history society sang Christmas Carols to diners.

On Thursday, December 21, the Harwich Society carried out it's annual charity singing tour of the pubs and restaurants around Historic Harwich.

The event has become a firm favourite with those enjoying the festive food and drink within the old town and Christmas songs and carols were sung in 10 venues throughout the evening.

Some people were happy to join in the carol singing before placing generous donations into the collection tins.

The event was organised by the Harwich Society’s Social Group and the evening ended in its traditional manner with mince pies and mulled wine in the home of the social group’s chairman, Anna Rendell Knights.

Anna said: “This is an evening that we all look forward to and the response from those in the pubs and restaurants is always very warm and incredibly generous.

"Once again, it was shown that there is no better place to be at Christmas than our very special town.”

This year’s chosen charity was Harwich’s Electric Palace Trust and £230 was raised for the cause.