XII I II III IIII V VI VII VIII IX X XI

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

Responsive image

THE visit by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in October 1957 was quite extensive and felt like a tour of Harlow. As the Harlow Gazette reported, there was a great welcome for the royal couple. The largest crowds were at the Market Square…

Responsive image

Review: Harlow Playhouse: Harlow75 by Matipo Arts IF you wanted to see what a celebration, in the truest sense of the word, of Harlow’s 75 years, should look like, then this was it. This was an hour of fun, pride, joy and laughter held in…

Responsive image

HATFIELD Heath residents are continuing their battle to prevent the demolition of a number of Prisoners of War Camps in the area. A new application has been lodged with Uttlesford District Council for the demolition of 10 of the POW Camp 116 buildings for the…

Responsive image

IT is 78 years since D Day on June 6th, 1944. This is not an anniversary year. The next one will be the eightieth anniversary in 2024. And we are all now aware that there are fewer and fewer veterans. But putting that aside for…

Responsive image

AS we publish our extensive coverage of how Harlow celebrated The Queens Platinum Jubilee, we are impressed how different each celebration was. Westfield is an example. There was not only a community feel but also a celebration of all residents across the ages. Amongst those…

Responsive image

A FEW years ago, YH stumbled across this film of street parties and celebrations in the Great Brays area of Harlow back in June 1977. It looked like a wonderful day and is a little window into how things were celebrated. For many, they or…

Responsive image

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.…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

FIVE years ago, we interviewed seventy people, asking them the question: “Why did you come to Harlow?” We have plans for a project to mark Harlow’s 75th anniversary (so watch this space). The vital thing about getting people on record is that, sadly, they won’t…

Responsive image

THE latest update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography was published on Thursday 10 March 2022 and added biographies of 243 men and women who left their mark on the UK, and who died in the year 2018. ·         Shanghai-born electrical engineer and physicist Sir Charles Kao won the…

Responsive image

HILDA Kelleher, age 88 passed away peacefully on 2nd March at Heffle Court Care Home, Heathfield, East Sussex. A truly wonderful Mum and great family person – warm and witty, sociable and strong, and a good friend. Beloved wife of Des (RIP), and Mother of…

Responsive image

Photo courtesy of BBC A FAMILY have landed at Heathrow Airport after fleeing their home in Ukraine reports the BBC. Nathan Rossiter, originally from Harlow, escaped the war-torn country with his wife Olena and son Leo, 5. It took the family 16 days to travel…

Responsive image

LEAH Manning was MP for Harlow between 1945 and 1951. The constituency was called Epping but it covered the Harlow area. Her work as an MP, as a teacher and as a feminist is legendary. But as we read of the war in Ukraine and…

Responsive image

Friday 25 March 2022. 75th Anniversary of Designation Day. ON this date in 1947 Lewis Silkin MP, Minister for Town & Country Planning signed the Designation Order that was the official starting document for the construction of a New Town at Harlow. To mark the…

Responsive image

Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates ACROSS her 42-year career, Princess Alexandra Hospital midwife Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates has delivered 5,500 babies at the Harlow hospital. Now as she approaches retirement, the 62-year-old (who is also a TV sensation) is taking time to reflect on her journey from Iran in 1978…