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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital (PAH) nurse Barclay Mason died a year ago today on December 14th, 2020. We would just like Barclay’s family know that we will never forget him. We have re-published the tributes made to Barclay as well as the film of Barclay’s funeral…

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HANNUKAH was celebrated for the first time in Harlow Town Centre on Sunday afternoon. The event culminated with the lighting of the Menorah (as part of the Festival of Lights) by Harlow MP Robert Halfon. The event was organised by Rabbi Yossi Posen and members…

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By Michael Casey I WON’T take long with this because I prefer to look forward rather than hark back. And the clue is in the title of this digital newspaper. It is YourHarlow not my Harlow. But as I turn sixty on November 24th, I…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a number of questions regarding the digitisation of printed newspapers. Harlow had printed newspapers from March 1953 to January 2019. The only available copies are in Halrow Museum. Nigel Huddleston,…

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STEWARDS Academy students have told YH why Black History Month is so important to them. The ambassadors spoke passionately and intelligently about the people that inspired them and how the month is celebrated in the school. The school has built a reputation for its history…

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A FIRST look at the 1921 census has been revealed – featuring details about the Spanish Flu pandemic and First World War. Findmypast and the National Archives have been working to conserve, transcribe and scan the 1921 census – consisting of more than 30,000 volumes…

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THERE was a palpable sense of the changing of the guard at Harlow Civic Society’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting included a number of poignant and heartfelt tributes to Harlow MP Stan Newens, who passed away last year. Stan Newens was a key member of…

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Jimmy Greaves at the Harlow Sportscentre in 1971. WE were all very saddened to hear of the death of football legend Jimmy Greaves. Some will remember him playing a number of celebrity football matches at the Harlow Sportscentre in the early seventies. Others may remember…

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THE LEADER OF Harlow Council has agreed to look into the possibility of a lasting memorial to Harlow’s 9/11 victim Simon Maddison Councillor Andrew Johnson was responding to a question from Labour councillor Tony Durcan. You can follow the filmed news item from the 11th…

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WE want to take this opportunity, on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, to pay tribute to the 2,977 people who were murdered in and near the Twin Towers of New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and on Flight 93 in a field in…

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TRIBUTES have been pouring in after the death of a much loved Harlow resident. Danny McCarthy has passed away at the age of 79. Many will remember his shop, Dannys in The Stow, as well as his market stalls but above everything else, many will…

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THE HARLOW Civic Society has paid tribute to architect John Graham who has passed away aged 92. A spokesperson said: “We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of John Graham. John was Sir Frederick Gibberd’s partner and an important person in the history…

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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…