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Harlow is 75: Mehmet is delighted to talk about growing up in Turkey

Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Tue 4th Oct 2022 am31 10:03am

THE FIRST time we met cafe owner, Mehmet Cakmak, it was on the day he set off from Cafe Pizzeria in Bush Fair on a charity cycle to his home nation of Turkey.

So, we thought this would be a good opportunity to go back down to Bush Fair and ask Mehmet to take us back to his life growing up in Turkey.

To mark the town’s 75th anniversary, 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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