Essex Hash House Harriers

A brief history of Essex Hash House Harriers

  In 1983 Bruce Giddings was working for Ford Tractor plant and found himself working overseas in Singapore. He stumbled across a group of Ex pats who were part of a local group called “Singapore Hash House Harriers” 


“Hashers” as they are known are drinkers with a running problem. They usually gather weekly for a short hare and hounds style trail followed by a few drinks afterwards at a bar or pub.


When Bruce returned to the UK in June 1984 he set up a new hash “Chapter” with a few work colleagues from the tractor plant in Basildon, as he lived in Danbury Essex, the Danbury Hash House Harriers was born and the 1st trail was from Boreham House where Fords had a social club.


After several trails around the footpaths of Danbury it was decided that they needed to spread the word and move further afield. They held an AGPU (Annual General P1ss Up)in December 1984 and Essex Hash House Harriers emerged. Their first trail was from The Generals Arms in Great Baddow, a venue revisited for their 30thBirthday run in 2014.


A full detailed history of EH3 can be found here