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: 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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