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Former chair of Harlow Council celebrates 100th birthday

History / Wed 31st Jan 2018 at 04:39pm

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THE FORMER chair of Harlow Council, Donald Legat Anderson is 100 years old today (January 31st).

Mr Anderson was one of Harlow’s first ever councillors, elected as part of the first Harlow Urban District Council in 1955.

His first job in coming to Harlow was to find jobs and houses for new residents. He was one of the first residents of Chippingfield.

His wife Sonia was also a councillor. The stunning piece of sculpture called Solo Flight that sits on First Avenue was named after her.

Don Anderson now lives in Birmingham, close to his family,

In March 2017, YH went up to Birmingham to interview him as part of our Harlow is 70 project.

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