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Harlow is 75: Changing Lives from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Football / Wed 14th Sep 2022 am30 10:22am

WE wanted to speak to someone who, on a weekly basis, speaks to people from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, who have made our town their own.

Who better, than David Simmons, who runs the Changing Lives project.

David’s football team have players from all over the world.

We popped down to training in Northbrooks, to ask David what he had learned about Sudan, Somalia and Swaziland in the years running the team.

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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