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Harlow is 70: Life in a Day: March 25th, 2017

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.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Former leader of Harlow Council: Donald Legat Anderson, Aged 99

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.

Number of events at weekend to mark Harlow’s 70th birthday

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.

Steel Band Contest to mark Harlow’s 70th birthday

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.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Cheryl Prax and The Pinball Wizard

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 is 70 – schools competition celebrating the town’s cultural history and the future

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.

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here: Bernie Ryan: An Irishman at Cossors

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.

Come to Harlow Museum for Harlow is 70 celebrations

YOU are warmly invited to attend our Celebration on Saturday 25th March 2017 for the Harlow Towns 70th Birthday.

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Sarah Hughes: Down the M25

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.

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Esther Mills: From Afghanistan to Church Langley

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!

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Roisin Quinn

AT one stage, close to 10% of the population of Harlow had an Irish connection. The numbers have declined somewhat but the influence remains.

Logo designed for Harlow is 70

This is the official logo which will celebrate Harlow’s 70th birthday.

Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here: Roy Henderson

AS part of our series of interviews called Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here, we interviewed Longfield resident, Roy Henderson.

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?

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