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Harlow is 75: From Italy to the hair salons of Harlow: Pasquale Pellecchia

Business / Sun 11th Dec 2022 pm31 05:25pm

ONE of the things we have enjoyed finding out as part of our Harlow is 75 project is all about the towns, cities or villages where people grew up.

You really do get a flavour of the many and varied rich cultures our residents have come from.

We were delighted that businessman and hairdresser, Pasquale Pellecchia agreed to be interviewed.

We went up to Avant Garde in the Town Centre to find out a little bit more about his life in Italy before finding out more about how he set up the much loved and much visited chain of hair salons.

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”. 

Extra Clip.

We also knew that Pasquale has been a passionate and outstanding runner for many years, so we also asked him how he got into running, his finest achievements and his advice for anyone just about to start out.

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3 Comments for Harlow is 75: From Italy to the hair salons of Harlow: Pasquale Pellecchia:

Caroline Bore
2022-12-11 19:13:18

You were a great support and we had loads of fun running in Epping Forest. Thanks too for cheering Pat Malyon and I at the end of the Harlow Marathon in the 90s. I still run most days at the ripe old age of 72. Thanks for the memories xxx

Perri
2022-12-14 07:46:45

I really enjoyed listening to this Pasquale. Even more so knowing San Michele as part of my Italian roots. You sound so inspirational I’m sure you’ve helped and inspired many people. Complimenti 😊

Martin Wells
2022-12-14 08:23:54

From 10 mile leagues, 1st half marathon at St. Edmunds and all manor of cross country training and races we did together, keep enjoying!

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