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.
WE interviewed the chief executive of Harlow Council, Malcom Morley in his final week as head of the council.
OXFORD Brookes Professor, Glen O’Hara delivered a fascinating lecture into the past, present and future condition of Harlow. Prof O’Hara delivered his lecture as part of the Harlow Architectural Awards last week. Th full film is below. Tweet
WE met Moorfield resident, Mike Steel, as he was cleaning his steps, In fact he was cleaning a number of steps as he felt (rightly or wrongly) that the council had neglected them.
ZULQAR Cheema is one of those community champions in Harlow that have helped make this town the place it is.
IF you are popping into the Harlow Council offices at the Water Gardens then take a few minutes to look at the Battle of Passcehendaele exhibition.
IN the third of our interviews with nurses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, we interviewed Nuala Jennings about her journey from Offaly in the Republic of Ireland to Harlow. We would like to thank the PAH for their help. Tweet
IN THE second of our “Princess Alexandra Hospital” interviews, we spoke to Miriam Mbayiwa and asked about her journey from Zimbabwe to Harlow.
WE went down to the Princess Alexandra Hospital “Event in a Tent” last week.
WE dropped in on John Young at a heritage event in Old Harlow. John is a member of the Essex Family History Society and he is one of our residents who is part of the fabric of the town.
WHO remembers Embers Bingo at The Stow? Or what about Bennys nightclub that replaced it in the early eighties?
A NUMBER OF Harlow residents have appeared in a key BBC Radio 4 series on social housing. The series, presented by eminent social historian, Lynsey Hanley tells the story of Harlow’s construction after the second world war. Many Harlow residents reflect on their journeys from the East and North parts of London to Harlow. There […]
THIS is our 42nd film in our series of Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here films and can we just take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it has been to interview so many positive people who have chosen to live in this town. Not least of which is Chris Greenhill, who sat […]
DID you know that Mr Universe lived in Carters Mead? Nor did we, bu that is for another day. We went down to Harlow Judo Club in Fold Croft to interview the heartbeat of the club, Mick Ellis. We asked why Mick and his family came to Harlow from Purley Way in Croydon. We also […]
OVER the last few months, the Harlow U3A Creative Writing class has been writing a number of essays on Harlow.
FOR OUR 38th film, we went down to Harlow Cricket Club to engage with the Ladies who meet every Tuesday too knot and natter as well as enjoy a grand cup of tea and cake.
WE were fascinated to hear from someone who once lived at the Netteswell Priory.
WHILST down at Harlow Cricket Club, we spoke to the President, Alan Howick and amongst a whole host of questions on the history of the club, we asked Alan how he came to Harlow.