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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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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…

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THE Irish Times has reported that Boris Johnson, who will probably be the next prime minister, may be having trouble with Irish names. It reported “At the Foreign Office he was heard to muse as to whether Chancellor Angela Merkel had served in East Germany’s…

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Memories of Harlow’s 40th and 70th Anniversary Commemorations: Jake Shepherd will present findings from his research with Harlow residents about their memories of Harlow’s anniversary celebrations. Following a short presentation (approx. 40 minutes), the event invites an open discussion about people’s memories of Harlow’s anniversary…

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By Michael Casey IT IS with great sadness that we announce the death of Bernie Ryan, aged 89. Bernie died after a short illness. Bernie was one of the thousands of Irish men and women who came live in Harlow in the fifties. They made…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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Final Curtain for much-loved community stalwart. 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…

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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…

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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…

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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. In our second part, we go inside to find out what is on offer at our great museum.

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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…