BERNIE was one of the thousands of Irish men and women who came live in Harlow in the fifties. They made it their home, they raised their children, they worked hard and they left an indelible mark on life in this town.
NEARLY all of Frank Jackson’s ninety years have been dedicated to peace and justice. Even at the recent Bush Fair by-election, Frank took his turn, on a cold day, helping out at the polling station. YH visited Frank at his home to talk about his life, his belief and his causes. We asked him to […]
PATACC is once again pleased to be organising the 2018 Harlow Black History Multicultural celebrations. The celebrations is a community festival organised by the group for the benefit of the people of Harlow and the surrounding areas. As already known to most people, the purpose of the festival is to provide an opportunity for local […]
Harlow residents invited to find out more about family DNA. Full details on poster.
YOUR Harlow hopes that all the graves related to those who lost their lives in WW1 as well as family members are in good condition as we prepare for the centenary of the end of WW1. As an example, we visited the graves of the Riley family. Thomas, Cyril and Francis all lost their lives […]
‘New Towns, Our Town’ – Heritage Volunteers AT the time of their development there was considerable interest in and high aspirations for the New Town movement. As well as attracting considerable media attention, the Development Corporations themselves were keen to document their progress, choosing to record much of this on film. For decades these films […]
HARLOW has lost one of its great stalwarts of the community. Dee Palmer, a key member of the town’s education and theatre community for over fifty years, passed away peacefully at home on Friday 7th September, at the grand age of 95 years old.
CONGRATULATIONS to Hookfield couple Pat and Patsy Long, who celebrated fifty years of marriage on Friday September 7th. YH went down to Hookfield to speak to the couple and ask them what has been the secret to a long and successful marriage. They will be having a celebration at Tye Green Bowling Club on Saturday […]
HARLOW resident, Roy Henderson has died. It would be fair to say that the Longfield resident was not in the best of health when we interviewed him as part of our Harlow is 70 Project in 2017, therefore, we audio recorded Roy and pointed our camera at his beloved paintings. A cherished hobby of his. […]
Harlow Museum Wartime Garden Party. Full details on poster.
St Mary’s Church Little Parndon to celebrate 150th anniversary. Full details on poster.
A FEW days ago, we published our visit to Harlow Museum, where we walked around the grounds in the company of Operations Manager, Sharon Davies.
FOR the first time in over twenty years, Harlow Town CC will take on Harlow CC. The game takes place at Ash Tree Field on Saturday afternoon. The last time the two teams played was back in August 1993. We took this opportunity to speak to Harlow Cricketing legend, Errol Greene, who played for both […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
IF they should ever want to bottle optimism, energy and enthusiasm, then they could do worse than visit the eight Stewards Academy students, we interviewed as part of our Harlow is 70 project.