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Harlow is 75: Having pride in your community, both in Harlow and Ghana

Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Thu 8th Sep 2022 am30 06:32am

ONE of the communities with the closest bond in Harlow is the Ghanaian one.

We had already interviewed Herty from Community Embrace. Our piece with the Pentecostal Church in St Paul’s also had a strong Ghanian presence.

There is also the Ghanaian Union that take part in a whole host of activities from litter picking to keeping fit.

YH went to visit Helen Verrier, Kojo Sarkoture-Adoo, Thomas There-Dwira and Millicent Ayehdanquah and spoke to them about their lives in Ghana, about the links between the United Kingdom and their country.

Finally, we discussed, as we do in all films, the theme of home.

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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