Harlow is 70:Why I Came Here: Ram Gulrajani: 1985

HEALTH care specialist, Ram Gulranjani came to Harlow from Gibraltar in 1985. So, what took him from the sun-kissed rock to the new town of Harlow?

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Josephine and William Cabburn: 1959

Our introduction to Harlow was in 1959. We were living in a flat in Elstree. I had just had my first baby and I was not working of course. We had been trying to save up to buy a house but we knew it would be impossible in Elstree because of the prices. My husband heard of houses being built in Harlow where you could get a 100% mortgage if you qualified.

Harlow is 70: Memories of Netteswell Youth Brass band

AS part of my enthusiasm to try as much as I could at Netteswell School, I was made aware that the school had an excellent music department and a good Brass Band. I discussed with four of my friends to see if they had interest in going along to find out about this.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: John Wix: 2004

IT WAS a real pleasure to interview John Wix. For us, he seemed to embody the “Pioneer spirit” that brought people not Harlow in the early years.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Ron Bill-1956

WE have already interviewed local historian Ron Bill on his fascinating book called Harlow: A Civic History: 1955-85. But what of Ron’s own personal history?

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Ian Hudson: 1964

IN October 1964, Bert and Frances Hudson moved from Harlow to Basildon. Bert worked for the Labour Exchange (Job Centre) and had just been promoted.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: It all started in Chippingfield

WE thought we would start at the beginning. Before we interview people regarding why they or their family came to the town, we went down to Chippingfield in Old Harlow to speak to Harlow historian David Devine.

Review of the Year: 2016

AS 2016 ends, we had a quick look back at the year and the 2133 stories that we covered. There was plenty of good news for Harlow but it will always feel that the news in Harlow was dominated by two events: The tragic death of Summer Grant in a bouncy castle in the Town […]

Harlow is 70: More on the ” Why I Came Here” Project

LAST WEEK, Harlow Museum and Your Harlow announced that they had been given a lottery grant to run a series of films that interviewed people on why they came to Harlow.

Living History: Lottery comes up trumps for Harlow!

AN EXCITING heritage project that will chronicle the reasons why people moved to Harlow is set to be launched.

Interview with Ron Bill: A Civic History of Harlow

BEFORE we begin a year long series of filmed interviews that chronicle the reasons why people came to Harlow between 1947 and 2017, we thought we would interview a man who could be described as the true curator of Harlow’s history.

Harlow pays its respects on Armistice Day

IT is always a simple ceremony and yet so fitting and emotional. As the autumn sun shone in our eyes, the chair of Harlow Council, cllr Edna Stevens led the assembled group to remember all those who gave their lives in all the conflicts that have been endured.

Bishopsfield opens its doors

Heritage Open Day: A private residence in the award-winning Michael Neylan’s development. This courtyard dwelling in Bishopsfield reflects the creative approach to housing encouraged by Frederick Gibberd’s master plan for Harlow New Town. The staggered set of 256 dwellings at Bishopsfield is based on the winning design submitted to an open competition held in 1961. The brief by Harlow Development Corporation

The Battle of the Somme: Alfred James Winch

Alfred was killed in action on July 1st. Alfred is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing,France. Pier 10, face D. Register Index No MR21

Remembering those who fell at the Somme

MORE than 400 soldiers from Essex Regiments are to be individually remembered in an unique and historic centenary art project to commemorate the fallen of the Battle of the Somme.

Battle of Somme exhibition stirs memories

DETAILS of a Battle of the Somme exhibition at North Weald airfield.

Mythical Easter at Harlow Museum

FASCINATING Easter programme at the Harlow Museum.

Holocaust survivor gives testimony to prisoners

AN Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor has shared his inspiring story of survival with prisoners as part of a special event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Leslie Kleinman and his wife, Miriam Stein, visited the prison library at Her Majesty’s Prison & Youth Offender Institution Chelmsford (HMP &YOI Chelmsford) on Wednesday, 20 January, to speak of the atrocities he witnessed at the Nazi death camp.

First World War helpdesk may un-earth Harlow residents’ history

THE Essex Record Office’s (ERO) First World War Ancestors Helpdesk is coming to Colchester Library along with the ERO’s Essex at War exhibition, giving advice to people trying to trace relatives who took part in the Great War.

Congratulations offered for Queen’s ‘wonderful achievement’

THE Chairman of Essex County Council has written to HM the Queen to congratulate Her Majesty on becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British sovereign history.

Spitfires and hurricanes fly over Harlow to 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

A RARE sight of five spitfires and two hurricanes lined up in front of the squadron was seen at North Weald Airfield.

Harlow Museum boosted by archaeology grant

A NEW project by Harlow Museum telling the story of the discovery of the town’s Roman temple site has been awarded a grant of almost £4,000 by the Essex Heritage Trust.between the museum, Oxford

Harlow marks VE Day

HARLOW celebrated the end of the Second World War on Friday 8 May 2015 with a celebration at the Leah Manning Centre. The Leah Manning Centre’s street-themed party to mark VE Day was attended by around 50 people and was arranged by Council staff and Age Concern Harlow as a joint celebration.

Come to Harlow Museum to hear the history of Harlow

THE opportunity to explore a timeline of maps of Harlow, tracing its development from rural community to post-war New Town, is coming to Harlow Museum.


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