Harlow is 75: From Crosshaven to the Council: Janet’s life in a corner of Cork
Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Tue 30th Aug 2022 at 09:53am
A LOT of our interviews with Harlow’s Irish community have focused on those who came to this country after WW2. If not them, then their children and grandchildren.
But this was an opportunity to speak to someone who came later on.
We have interviewed Janet Jackson. YH has come to know Janet as she is part of a very hardworking team at the heart of Harlow Council.
Janet is from Crosshaven in County Cork and so we asked Janet to take us back to County Cork and describe life in the south west corner of Ireland.
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”.