ON Saturday March 25th, 2017, we went for a drive around Harlow on its 70th birthday. We took seventy photographs and have published them below. The photographs are intended to give you a snapshot of life in Harlow on March 25th. They are by no mean definitive or exhaustive.
WE wanted our heritage project, Why They Came Here, to be a proper testimony to those who have come to this town between 1947 and 2017.
Herts & Essex Community Farm is holding a birthday party event. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cake and soup will be available. There will also be a raffle and a treasure hunt for children.The farm has full wheelchair and pram access and all local residents are invited. There will be a street party atmosphere.
A STEEL Band Concert to mark Harlow’s 70th birthday will be held at the Latton Bush Centre on Friday March 24th. The concert is free.
MY sister and I went to Mark Hall school. I was in the 4th year and she was in the 1st. I joined the Mark Hall Old Boys Society (MHOBS) and went on many of their events. It was due to the excellent teaching and encouragement at Mark Hall that I went to college and gained a degree in Psychology.
HARLOW COUNCIL, in partnership with The Harvey Centre and Harlow Art Trust, is inviting local schools to participate in providing a piece of creative work to be included in an exhibition in the Gibberd Gallery as part of Harlow is 70.
BERNIE Ryan has lived in Harlow since 1958. He has been a wonderful citizen and servant to the town. He is one of those residents who is known to a lot of people, whether it was from his days at Cossors; as a member of Holy Cross church or just walking to get his paper in Bush Fair.
YOU are warmly invited to attend our Celebration on Saturday 25th March 2017 for the Harlow Towns 70th Birthday.
AS we said in our first film, the subjects of our films are people who came to Harlow from 1947 to 2017. With our more recent subjects, we hope to return to them in 2022 and then 2047.
It would be fair to say, that Esther Mills is made of what they call “The Right Stuff”. Even on the day of this interview, she was suffering from a bug but was still determined to run a half-marathon on Sunday!
AT one stage, close to 10% of the population of Harlow had an Irish connection. The numbers have declined somewhat but the influence remains.
This is the official logo which will celebrate Harlow’s 70th birthday.
AS part of our series of interviews called Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here, we interviewed Longfield resident, Roy Henderson.
NEARLY every day, octagenarian, Chris Harriss takes a three mile walk from his Sheering cottage.
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
SOMETIMES, our films comprise of the two questions: Why did you come here? Why did you stay?
IF there is a theme that is developing as we chronicle people’s journeys to Harlow, then it is that of family.
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.
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.
We went to the Harlow Council chambers on a dark February night to interview Netteswell councillor, Waida Forman.
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.
THE name Eddie Woolf may not be familiar but to many people, John Walton will be.
IN 1974, Becci Court moved from the village of Belchford in Lincolnshire and came to Harlow.
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?