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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has paid a special and personal tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, in a ‘Humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen’ in the House of Commons. Mr Halfon said he “felt real sadness at the passing…

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WE think the Duke of Edinburgh visited Harlow on at least two occasions. Both tours appeared to be an opportunity to showcase the virtues of the New Town. This would be only seven years after the New Towns Act. By 1952, much of Harlow was…

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WITH gratitude to God almighty, the entire Abraham family and extended family, with regret, announce the summoning to glory, the passing of their patriarch and mentor Mr Olivert Kwesi Anfo Abraham of Harlow, aged 81 years. Mr Olivert Abraham passed away peacefully in Princess Alexandra…

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THE FIRST ever London Marathon was held on Sunday March 29th, 1981. On that day, just over 8,000 runners took part. It has now become one of the most famous sporting events in the world. Since 1981, thousands of Harlow residents have run the 26…

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ON the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, Passmores Academy have created a video to remember those from their community that they have lost. Chief executive, Vic Goddard said: “We spoke about loss, opportunity, empathy and grief. Some of our community shared the names and…

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MARCH 11th 2021 marked one year since the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) marked the anniversary by holding a special event to mark all that had happened in a terrible year. As part fo the 45 minute long…

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ESSEX Record Office is delighted to have appointed an archivist to catalogue 491 boxes of the Harlow Development Corporation, thanks to a grant from Archives Revealed, funded by The National Archives, The Pilgrim Trust and The Wolfson Foundation. Hector Mir began working on the boxes…

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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…

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a much loved Harlow resident who has sadly passed away. Hare Street resident Joyce Chidley died on Sunday aged 91. Many readers will remember Joyce as a dinner lady at Hare Street school where she was very fondly remembered for…

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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. Richard was on board HMS Formidable as it was being attacked by kamikaze pilots. In…

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AN INSPIRATIONAL teacher who started the Harlow Youth Band at Netteswell School has passed away. George Atkinson, a musician who inspired many as a teacher and brass band leader, has died at the age of 94. Mr Atkinson started award-winning brass bands wherever he went.…

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HARLOW MUSEUM From Harlow Museum 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. This week we present Sarah Flower Adams (1805- 1848). Sarah was born in 1805 in…

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By Hugh Kerr 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…

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Thursday 19th: 7-8.30pm 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. Join us in conversation with Anne Wafula Strike and Eugenie Harvey to…

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THE FORMER chair of Harlow Council and one of the pioneers of Harlow New Town, Donald Legat Anderson, has passed away, aged 102. Donald’s son, Patrick, a former photographer at the Harlow Citizen placed a message on social media that his father had passed away…

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A HARLOW resident celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday. Muriel Lyons was treated to a special celebration at the Netteswellbury Farm complex where she resides. The chair of Harlow Council, cllr Clive Souter came to visit Muriel and presented a bouquet of flowers. The leader…