Harlow is 75: A sense of duty to the community that was born in Sri Lanka

Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Fri 12th Aug 2022 at 07:27am

AS this is South Asia Heritage Month, we though this would be an ideal time to interview Harlow residents who have moved from various parts of South Asia to Harlow.

Nila Hibbert has been a leading light in the Harlow community for many years. Last year, she was given a civic award for all her work.

But we sat down and talked to her about life in Martara, Sri Lanka and asked whether that sense of duty and commitment started there?

To mark the town’s 75thanniversary, Harlow Council and Your Harlow have 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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