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Harlow is 70: Why I came Here: Chris Harriss

NEARLY every day, octagenarian, Chris Harriss takes a three mile walk from his Sheering cottage.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Olive Jones

OLIVE Jones is one of Harlow’s proudest pioneers. A woman of dignity and determination as well as a considerable amount of class. Olive still writes to her sisters in Australia. And so, respecting that tradition, we asked Olive to write to us and tell us about why she moved to Harlow. Tweet

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: David Geiss

SOMETIMES, our films comprise of the two questions: Why did you come here? Why did you stay?

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Sam Stopplecamp

IF there is a theme that is developing as we chronicle people’s journeys to Harlow, then it is that of family.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Alan Powers

YOU know there are some people who are just: nice. Whether it was the way they were brought up or in their genes or indeed a trait that they developed a long the way, they are simply..nice.

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Nila Hibbert

IN 1968, Nila Hibbert came to Harlow from Sri Lanka. Since then, whether it is through her work as a nurse or her work as a community advocate, Nila has made a considerable impression in Harlow.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Waida Forman

We went to the Harlow Council chambers on a dark February night to interview Netteswell councillor, Waida Forman.

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Florence Corker

ON SATURDAY morning, YH editor, Michael Casey presented a talk at Harlow Museum on the Why They Came Here project. In the audience was 91-year-old Florence Corker who had come to visit the museum from Devon.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Eddie Woolf

THE name Eddie Woolf may not be familiar but to many people, John Walton will be.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Becci Court: 1974

IN 1974, Becci Court moved from the village of Belchford in Lincolnshire and came to Harlow.

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

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