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Harlow is 75: How a German Prisoner of War came to Harlow

Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Wed 12th Oct 2022 am31 11:36am

THE ROAD to Harlow takes many forms. Having now published close to 70 items as part of the Harlow is 75 project, we have learned there are many many stories.

We stumbled across one of the stories when we were interviewing Hatfield Heath residents.

They are very concerned for the future of the POW camp in their area. A camp that is full of history.

When we were there, we were handed a book all about POW Camp Mill Lane, written by Ivan Cooper.

One of the chapters tells the story of Gerhart Vogel.

It is a fascinating story that

http://www.recordinguttlesfordhistory.org.uk/hatfieldheath/RUH%20Website%20%20Hatfield%20Heath%20-%20Publications.pdf

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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