MY friend Christine Mayhew, who has died aged 77, made a success of three careers across her working life – as a midwife, sociology lecturer and counsellor. Each of them she pursued in Harlow, a town to which she had moved as a young woman in the 1960s and to which she made a great contribution over subsequent years.
THE Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens community programme celebrates “Made In Harlow Influential Women” including profiles of Renee Morris, Hester Woodley, Patricia Gibberd and more incredible females from our archives.
ASHYLNS Care Home in Harlow had cause for celebration this week as one of their residents, Doris, was joined by members of the Ashlyn team as well as friends and family to celebrate her birthday.
THE FORMER chair of Harlow Council and one of the pioneers of Harlow New Town, Donald Legat Anderson, has passed away, aged 102.
BRING the kids to this informative workshop for International Women’s Day. Make a rosette celebrating an inspirational woman from Harlow.
MURIEL Lyons was treated to a special celebration at the Netteswellbury Farm complex where she resides.
MADE in Harlow: Remarkable Women exhibition set for Harlow Museum. Full details on poster.
FORMER Harlow MP Stan Newens has celebrated his ninetieth birthday.
THE SCULPTOR whose work adorns various parts of the town centre has died.
THE European Union flag will be lowered from outside the Harlow Council building after 11pm tonight( Friday).
OLD HARLOW resident, General Sir George Cooper, GCB, MC, DL has died aged 95.
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital invited members of the local community to join us in commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day with a special service on Monday (27 January).
HISTORY lessons took on a realistic feel when children got to explore war memorabilia.
A HOLOCAUST memorial service was held at the Harlow Civic Centre in The Water Gardens on Sunday afternoon.
ONE of the few known survivors of the pedal-less forerunner of the bicycle has undergone expert repair and refurbishment by the Knutsford Penny Farthing Museum.
THE Branch meets at the St. John’s Arts & Recreation Centre, Market Street, Harlow, CM17 0AJ . This building is the former St John the Baptist church which has been converted into a well used recreation centre. It is an appropriate building for family historians to meet.
WHEN Harlow Town beat Leicester City in the FA Cup Third Round Replay, they were the talk of the country. More importantly, the whole town was celebrating.
THE GAME has gone down in Harlow’s history as one of its great days. Close to 10,000 fans packed into the Sportscentre to see the team pull off a stunning victory against a Leicester side with household names.
THIS WEEK, forty years ago, Harlow Town performed one of the great giant-killing performances when they held Leicester City to a draw in the FA Cup.
IT WAS sad to hear of the passing of Neil Innes aged 75. He was known for his associations with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Monty Python, The Rutles as well as his own solo career.
YOU may have been enjoying a Bailey’s or two over the festive period but did you know that it was “invented” in Harlow.
THE BBC are making a film looking at how Britain has changed in the past 70 years during the course of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, from the beginnings of the welfare state, to the Northern Ireland peace process and Thatcherite Britain.
HARLOW Civic Society will be holding its AGM on Tuesday 14th January at the Museum, starting at 7.30pm. All members, friends and interested citizens are invited to hear keynote speaker, Andrew Bramidge, Harlow Council’s Head of Environment and Planning.
A PIECE of wreckage from a German bomber which was shot down during a mission to destroy homes in Britain during the Second World War is to be auctioned to raise money for the more peaceful and constructive purpose of helping today’s homeless.