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 […]
HARLOW resident, Roy Henderson has died. It would be fair to say that the Longfield resident was not in the best of health when we interviewed him as part of our Harlow is 70 Project in 2017, therefore, we audio recorded Roy and pointed our camera at his beloved paintings. A cherished hobby of his. […]
Harlow Museum Wartime Garden Party. Full details on poster.
St Mary’s Church Little Parndon to celebrate 150th anniversary. Full details on poster.
A FEW days ago, we published our visit to Harlow Museum, where we walked around the grounds in the company of Operations Manager, Sharon Davies.
FOR the first time in over twenty years, Harlow Town CC will take on Harlow CC. The game takes place at Ash Tree Field on Saturday afternoon. The last time the two teams played was back in August 1993. We took this opportunity to speak to Harlow Cricketing legend, Errol Greene, who played for both […]
FOR those who lived in Harlow during its first 10 years, amenities relating to leisure and entertainment were light on the ground to make way for the significant infra- structure that needed to turn Harlow into a New Town.
HARLOW’S Rainbow Nation came together to celebrate a whole range of cultures that have made Harlow their home.
BARBARA Noble’s family came down from Sunderland to Harlow in the sixties. From there, Barbara followed an education that went from Hare Street to Passmores to Warwick University.
Harlow Pioneer – Jim Noble As told to his daughter, Barbara Noble OUR family moved from Sunderland to Sharpecroft in Harlow in November 1954, as My Dad had got a job at STC, with a Development Corporation house included in the deal. My Dad came down first, and got the keys to the house, and […]
THROUGOUT 2017, we ran a programme called Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here. It was a very successful programme. So, with sponsorship from PlacesforPeople, we are continuing the project and asking people: Why did you come to Harlow? But before we start, we spoke to Harlow historian, David Devine. David had a very busy […]