Black History Month – Harlow Council and the Anti-Apartheid movement Courtesy of Harlow Museum HARLOW Council was strongly anti-Apartheid. First Avenue in Harlow is also known as Mandela Avenue and was named so in 1983. During this time, signatures were collected for the Free Nelson Mandela campaign.In 1985, Harlow’s mayor presented a joint letter to […]
TRIBUTES have been paid to a much loved Harlow resident who has sadly passed away.
ON THIS Friday, seventy five years ago, whilst our nation was celebrating Victory in Europe (VE Day), Harlow sailor, Richard Edser was still fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean.
AN INSPIRATIONAL teacher who started the Harlow Youth Band at Netteswell School has passed away.
EVERY Sunday we bring to you a face from our ‘Made in Harlow: Remarkable women’ exhibition. The exhibition celebrates Harlow’s remarkable women past and present.
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.
THE FORMER chair of Harlow Council and one of the pioneers of Harlow New Town, Donald Legat Anderson, has passed away, aged 102.
MURIEL Lyons was treated to a special celebration at the Netteswellbury Farm complex where she resides.
FORMER Harlow MP Stan Newens has celebrated his ninetieth birthday.
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.
TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of long-term Irish Post photographer and popular Longford man Mel McNally.
OVER the past week, celebrations have been taking place marking the fifty years, the Memorial University of Newfoundland has had a campus in Old Harlow.
A Personal Tribute MARLENE Scanlan Brooks, one of Harlow’s most passionate lovers of the area’s history has died, aged 70, after a short illness. Marlene was very much the keeper of the flame of local history in Harlow. Marlene kept the spirit alive with organisations such as the Harlow History Society but also on-line with […]
THE Irish Times has reported that Boris Johnson, who will probably be the next prime minister, may be having trouble with Irish names.
FOLLOWING a short presentation (approx. 40 minutes), the event invites an open discussion about people’s memories of Harlow’s anniversary commemorations and the town.
BERNIE was one of the thousands of Irish men and women who came live in Harlow in the fifties. They made it their home, they raised their children, they worked hard and they left an indelible mark on life in this town.
NEARLY all of Frank Jackson’s ninety years have been dedicated to peace and justice. Even at the recent Bush Fair by-election, Frank took his turn, on a cold day, helping out at the polling station. YH visited Frank at his home to talk about his life, his belief and his causes. We asked him to […]
PATACC is once again pleased to be organising the 2018 Harlow Black History Multicultural celebrations. The celebrations is a community festival organised by the group for the benefit of the people of Harlow and the surrounding areas. As already known to most people, the purpose of the festival is to provide an opportunity for local […]
Harlow residents invited to find out more about family DNA. Full details on poster.
YOUR Harlow hopes that all the graves related to those who lost their lives in WW1 as well as family members are in good condition as we prepare for the centenary of the end of WW1. As an example, we visited the graves of the Riley family. Thomas, Cyril and Francis all lost their lives […]
‘New Towns, Our Town’ – Heritage Volunteers AT the time of their development there was considerable interest in and high aspirations for the New Town movement. As well as attracting considerable media attention, the Development Corporations themselves were keen to document their progress, choosing to record much of this on film. For decades these films […]
HARLOW has lost one of its great stalwarts of the community. Dee Palmer, a key member of the town’s education and theatre community for over fifty years, passed away peacefully at home on Friday 7th September, at the grand age of 95 years old.
CONGRATULATIONS to Hookfield couple Pat and Patsy Long, who celebrated fifty years of marriage on Friday September 7th. YH went down to Hookfield to speak to the couple and ask them what has been the secret to a long and successful marriage. They will be having a celebration at Tye Green Bowling Club on Saturday […]