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A SCHOOL in Harlow gives out homework to Year 7 History students at the beginning of their secondary school career. The eleven-year-olds are tasked with learning about the background to the street where they live. It gives the children who live in Great Brays an…

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WATER Lane Primary celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. What wonderful celebrations took place at the school.

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RESIDENTS are invited to join Harlow Council and Harlow Playhouse for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon celebration on Thursday 2 June 2022.  The celebration will take place from 6.30pm to 10pm in Playhouse Square (outside of Harlow Playhouse).  There will be live music and entertainment…

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OVER twenty streets and organisations are set to hold The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee street parties across Harlow. We know about some. We will try and get to a few on the day but if not, please send us your photos and/or videos to [email protected] or…

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THE SCULPTOR Gerda Rubenstein has passed away at the age of 90. Gerda Rubenstein’s work has graced Harlow for many decades. http://www.gerdarubinstein.com/background/ A spokesperson for the Harlow Arts Trust said: We were very saddened to hear that Gerda Rubinstein passed away on Friday 25th March 2022.…

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STUDENTS in Year 7 to Year 9 at Mark Hall Academy took part in the BBC Centenary Share Your Story tour. To mark its centenary, the BBC is holding interactive assemblies for 250,000 secondary school students across the UK. A group of 100 BBC Storytellers…

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A FEW days ago, requests were put out all over social media asking people to attend the funeral in Harlow of D-Day veteran Cyril Banks, who has died, aged 97. The request was put out as Cyril had “no family”. People all over the country…

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A BOOK that highlights the journey of Irish people from the land of their birth to Harlow has just been re-published. Catherine Dunne’s book: “An Unconsidered People” was first published in 2002. However, last year her publisher told her the book had seen sales increase…

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A PROPOSAL to change the name of a Harlow road in recognition of the President of Ukraine has been proposed by Harlow Council. The proposal by Harlow Council leader Russell Perrin is as follows: Wholeheartedly condemns the illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and…

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HARLOW Museum & Walled Gardens is making its own history with the launch of their new official website – www.harlowmuseum.com. The new website shines a light on the interesting and unique components which make up the well-loved Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens. Where else in…

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CHILDREN from Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy were privileged to perform with Keala Settle on The Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations which was broadcast live on ITV on Sunday evening, the 15th May.  The eleven children are part of the Commonwealth Youth Choir and this is one of many events where the children have sung for dignitaries in this celebratory…

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STUNNING images unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Epping Forest District Museum. The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Epping Forest District Museum on 21 May 2022, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the…

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By Natalie Hayes MY mum’s side of my family has a long-held belief that my estranged father has an unsavoury relation. No need to dwell on the identity of this relation; let’s just say, all that Glitters is not gold. I’ve done a small amount…

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HARLOW Council has issued the following advice for residents interested in organising a party for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. === Street parties are parties organised by and for residents in one or two small streets, without external publicity. They are a brilliant way to build…

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INSPIRATIONAL teacher and runner Ruby Campbell has passed away at the age 84. Ruby was a much-loved teacher, working at Hare Street, Tany’s Dell, Spinney, Potter Street primary schools. Ruby must have educated thousands of young children in the town. Old Harlow resident Ruby was…

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AS we move well into 2022 there’s many things that we can look forward to and there’s two significant events this year that Harlow Council will be helping the Harlow community to celebrate – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Harlow’s 75th birthday. Harlow Council is…