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Harlow is 75: From village life in Hungary to Harlow

General / Sat 16th Jul 2022 am31 10:52am

YH has known Hungarian-born Monika Iyinbor for a number of years. Monika works at Princess Alexandra Hospital. She has been a member of Harlow Athletics Club. The last time we saw her run was in the Race for Life.

But we went to visit the mother-of-two in order to talk about her early life back in Hungary.

We often ask interviewees if there is anything in their house that is a momento, an artefact from their mother country?

Monika has a special crocheted cloth that belonged to her grandmother.

TO mark the town’s 75th anniversary, Harlow Council and Your Harlow launched a project which records the diverse history, heritage, and culture of the people and groups which are part of modern-day Harlow.

The Harlow at 75 project is made up of audio-visual recordings of conversations with both individuals and groups that explores their lives abroad before resettling in Harlow.

The project reflects that we are a local but global new town and explores themes such as the definition of “Home”.

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