Harlow is 75: Harlow MP and Leader of Council celebrate changing community

Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Sat 13th Aug 2022 at 03:55pm

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”. 

As part of the project, we spoke to the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Russell Perrin and the MP for Harlow Robert Halfon.

This is not a political project but we spoke to both men as community leaders.

Councillor Perrin reflected on his own family history as his family were involved in the building of the town. He looked at the work his grandfather and father did as well as the support structure built by his grandmother and grandfather.

He then went on to look at the new journeys made all around the world to Harlow,

We wanted to see how the had championed their changing community.

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