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: 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.

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.


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