FOR those who lived in Harlow during its first 10 years, amenities relating to leisure and entertainment were light on the ground to make way for the significant infra- structure that needed to turn Harlow into a New Town.
ON the website you can read about the aims of my dissertation in more detail, but more importantly I want residents to get involved in a range of ways. The website is by no means a substitute for my dissertation, instead it is something separate which sets out to fulfil the additional aims I have envisaged for my dissertation.
NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council is inviting people with memories of North Weald Airfield to share them at the council’s stand at next Sunday’s Freedom of the District Parade and Community Picnic.
HARLOW’S Rainbow Nation came together to celebrate a whole range of cultures that have made Harlow their home.
BARBARA Noble’s family came down from Sunderland to Harlow in the sixties. From there, Barbara followed an education that went from Hare Street to Passmores to Warwick University.
A CARE home in Harlow has sent out an appeal for people who may have known 104-year old Daisy Staines to attend her funeral.
RECENTLY, we had the pleasure of being invited to interview a number of women who meet at Harlow library.
ALBERT was born in Harloew in the summer of 1896. He was known as George in his later life.
Harlow Pioneer – Jim Noble As told to his daughter, Barbara Noble OUR family moved from Sunderland to Sharpecroft in Harlow in November 1954, as My Dad had got a job at STC, with a Development Corporation house included in the deal. My Dad came down first, and got the keys to the house, and […]
HARLOW Museum is teaming up with Epping Forest District Museum to bring blues and twos to our next exciting exhibition. Discover the amazing world of the emergency services and explorer how the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coast Guard went from simple beginnings to integral parts of our modern society and infrastructure.
FORMER Harlow MP, Stan Newens is set to give a talk on former Harlow MP, Leah Manning. The talk will be held at Harlow Museum on Thursday 1st March at 7pm as a part of the 1918 Representation of the Peoples Act 1918 and the importance of promoting woman of significance in Harlow. Tweet
THROUGOUT 2017, we ran a programme called Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here. It was a very successful programme. So, with sponsorship from PlacesforPeople, we are continuing the project and asking people: Why did you come to Harlow? But before we start, we spoke to Harlow historian, David Devine. David had a very busy […]
FORMER Great Parndon Ward Councillor Joshua Jolles passed away on Tuesday morning (13 February 2018). Joshua’s funeral was held at Parndon Wood Cemetery on Thursday (15 February 2018). Joining Joshua’s family and friends were councillors and Council staff. Joshua was both a Conservative and Independent Councillor serving the Great Parndon Ward for many years. He […]
IN 2017, YourHarlow in partnership with the Harlow Museum delivered a project called “Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here” We interviewed over a hundred people who told us what they and/or their family came to Harlow. We were very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Project for their grant. Now we can announce that we […]
THIS afternoon, YH drove down to The Chantry to take a photograph of the blue plaque dedicated to the late Harlow Councillor, Rene Morris. We then went to Harlow Museum to interview Labour campaigner Eugenie Harvey to see how she views today and the challenges for the future. Tweet
THE FORMER chair of Harlow Council, Donald Legat Anderson is 100 years old today (January 31st).
Charles Henry Skingle: 1885-1918 The 1891 census recorded Charles residing in Bury Road with his parents and siblings Martha, William, Florence and Thomas. His father was working as a postman. Charles married Winifred Kezia Hopkins in Kuala Lumpur in the Federal Malay States on April 29th, 1911. The couple had three children: Florence, Harry and […]
Harlow Civic Society AGM 16th January 2018 IN spite of the absence of the guest speaker due to illness (John McBride, Planning and Policy Manager) the 19th AGM of Harlow Civic Society proved to be a popular event, buzzing with ideas about the future of Harlow. Chair Stan Newens introduced the discussion of the many […]
A FORMER Chair of Harlow Council and praised by many as a champion of human rights has died.
THE Harlow Heritage Society have their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 10th.
WE would just like to take a moment to say Happy Birthday to Sir Frederick Gibberd who would have been 110 today (January 7th). It would have been remiss in any year but as we have just been celebrating Harlow’s 70th birthday, we thought it only right to remember the date. Below is the entry […]
AFTER 365 days, this is our final piece for our project in partnership with Harlow Museum called Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here.
ONE of the motivating factors for our Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here project was to leave a legacy. There will be day, later on in this century, when all the subjects in our films will have passed on. We would like to think that our project provided a small historical snapshot into why people’s families moved to Harlow.
AS we come to the end of our Harlow is 70 project, the author of the project, Michael Casey wanted to take the opportunity to chronicle why his parents, Kevin and Kathleen Casey came to Harlow from County Clare in the Republic of Ireland to Harlow via Paddington.