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IN Stewards Academy’s first international trip since Covid, 32 Year 10 History students departed for the German capital of Berlin just before May half-term, buzzing with excitement. Our Stewards Academy correspondent reports: “The 2am start did not phase them, as we raced to Heathrow to…

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BILL RAMMELL, former senior Labour government minister and university vice-chancellor, has been appointed chief executive of Parallel Histories, a highly successful charity dedicated to teaching the competing narratives in conflict situations.     Mr Rammell, who has gained national and international experience in the educational, political…

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AS part of Harlow Cricket Club’s 250th celebrations, club president Alan Howick has been delving into the archives. Here is another fascinating piece. Herbert Fowler 1856 – 1941 who lived briefly at Moor Hall, Harlow in the 1870’s. Harlow in the mid to late 19th…

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VISIT Essex is encouraging locals to get out and explore their ‘backyard’ this summer. The county’s tourism organisation is highlighting the best attractions and places to visit near to home this summer. Visit Essex is encouraging the people of Essex to explore some of the…

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TODAY, Harlow Council is celebrating after once again receiving prestigious Green Flag Awards for Parndon Wood Nature Reserve, Harlow Town Park and Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens. It is Parndon Wood’s 16th consecutive award, the Town Park’s ninth in a row and the Museum Garden’s…

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HARLOW Museum and Walled Gardens is hosting an Archaeology Fair from 10am – 2pm on July 13th. The event was inspired by the recent release of reports by Oxford Archaeology concerning the 2018 Gilden Way dig which revealed the fascinating history of the site. The…

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THE Essex Record Office (ERO) will receive £60,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to immortalise local communities. ‘Open the Box: Connecting Communities Through Archives’ will enable groups of Essex residents to record their own stories in the ERO archives for future generations to discover.…

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DURING the late 19th and early 20th century Harlow enjoyed many fascinating characters with links to our cricket club The original Harlow back in the 19th century was a country parish of little importance other than a stopping off point for the Cambridge to London…

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ESSEX Civilian Military Partnership Board makes over 30 recommendations to support armed forces community. The board has called for a number of improvements to mark Armed Forces Week. Expanded dental services, veteran-friendly GP surgeries and more measures have been recommended to support Essex’s armed forces…

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ON Monday June 24th, Harlow Council gathered to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 29th with a flag-raising ceremony held outside the Civic Centre. Chair of the Council, Councillor Andrew Johnson, led proceedings before a prayer from Rev. Martin Harris and a reading of…

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SIR Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, recently welcomed two distinguished visitors, Peta Hall and Hugh Coppen, relatives of the renowned architect Sir Frederick Gibberd. Peta, who resides in Canada, and Hugh, who lives in San Francisco, visited the school to honour their family’s legacy and…

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ARMED Forces Day, which this year falls on Saturday 29 June, is to be marked by Harlow Council in the week leading up to the day with a flag-raising ceremony outside the Civic Centre. The ceremony will take place on Monday 24 June and begins…

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THE wonderful cricket exhibition at Harlow Museum has attracted many local visitors but Harlow Cricket Club struct gold when Julie Baker and her husband  John spotted her grandfather’s picture in two of the historic cricket photographs on display. The first, dated around 1906 show Charlie…

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ANN Nutt, chair of the Patient Panel at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours announced today, 15 June 2024. Our award-winning Patient Panel, which celebrated its tenth anniversary last…

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MILLIONS of people across the world will pause this Thursday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, allied forces stormed the beaches of northern France in a bid to retake occupied Europe from the Nazis. London Stansted, George Washington Field, as…

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AN EVENING commemorating the sacrifices made on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 wa held outside Harlow Playhouse on Thursday evening. The first part of the evening was marked by entertainment harking back to the forties. At 9pm, a short ceremony led by…