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By Michael Casey I WON’T take long with this because I prefer to look forward rather than hark back. And the clue is in the title of this digital newspaper. It is YourHarlow not my Harlow. But as I turn sixty on November 24th, I…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a number of questions regarding the digitisation of printed newspapers. Harlow had printed newspapers from March 1953 to January 2019. The only available copies are in Halrow Museum. Nigel Huddleston,…

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REMEMBRANCE plays a key role at Stewards Academy. In addition to permanent displays around the academy site and their new Remembrance Garden, they seek ways to honour the fallen at this time of the year too. This year pupils had assemblies delivered by Subject Lead…

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ALFRED’S parents were Frederick Seymour, born in Harlow in 18481 and Mary Ann Cordell, born in Hereford in c.1850. They married in Ongar in the autumn of 18722. Alfred Edgar Seymour was born in Southwark, London in October 18843 and baptised in the parish of St Peter,…

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A SERVICE of Remembrance took place at Netteswell Cross in Harlow Town Park on Sunday morning. The event was hosted by the Royal British Legion of Harlow and conducted by The Reverend Albert Watson in the presence of Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP. Chair of…

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CHARLES’ parents were Charles Daniel Skingle, born in Hatfield Broad Oak in 18591 and Susannah Reynolds, born in Sawbridgeworth in 18622. They married on 5 April 1881 in Sawbridgeworth3 and Charles Henry Skingle was born in Harlow in the summer of 1885. https://www.youtube.com/embed/eax07_WbWSk The 1891 census recorded Charles…

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ALEXANDER’S parents were John Swire, born in Liverpool in c.1862 and Emily Hamilton Campbell Kidston, born in Dunbarton, Scotland in 18671. They married on 3 April 1889 in Kensington2 and Alexander Glen Swire was born in Kensington in 18963 and baptised on 18 January 1897.…

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BERNARD’S parents were Alfred Wheeler, born in Harlow in 1855 and Emma Lewsey, born in Harlow in 1854. They married in Harlow in June 1877 and Bernard Dickinson Wheeler was born in Harlow in 1892 https://www.youtube.com/embed/znZWnz8VkPo The 1901 census shows Bernard residing in London Road, Harlow aged…

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JAMES’ parents were John Winter, born in Barkingside in 18671 and Ada, born in Hatfield Heath in about 1866. They married in the borough of West Ham in 18892 and James George Winter was born in Stratford in 18963. He was known as James throughout his life.…

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IN 2018, we filmed 126 Harlow residents reading out the biographies of the 126 men who, between 1914 and 1918, left Harlow and never returned. We just wanted to remind you that you can find all the films in a bespoke channels, both on our…

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HARLOW Civic Centre is lit up red this week as Harlow remembers those who lost their lives in the two world wars and other conflicts. Councillor Russell Perrin, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “The balcony of the Civic Centre is shining red until Monday as…

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A SIMPLE yet very fitting service to mark Armistice Day on November 11th, 1918, took place outside the Harlow Council offices on Thursday morning. The service was led by the chair of Harlow Council, cllr Clive Souter. members of the Royal British Legion, veterans of…

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WE just wanted to give a little shout out to David and his team over on Potter Street who tend to the war memorial at the top of Latton Street. Their dedication and devotion to Potter Street is second to none and that includes the…

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OF all the men who left Harlow to fight in World War One and never came back, there is something even more tragic about the three Riley Brothers. When we were researching this project in 2018, we spoke to their niece, Isobel Scrivener, who lives…

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Dear Editor, THIS morning I attended the tree planting ceremony in honour of the late Harlow Labour MP Stan Newens at the Gibberd Garden. Here, amongst many friends, family and comrades we celebrated Stan’s life and political career with some heartfelt speeches in the beautiful…

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THE Harlow branch of the Royal British Legion has set up a stall in the Harvey Centre. It will be there all weekend. It is located just by the escalators near Primark. Please give what you can for a really important cause. We will be…