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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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WE met Moorfield resident, Mike Steel, as he was cleaning his steps, In fact he was cleaning a number of steps as he felt (rightly or wrongly) that the council had neglected them. Many of our “Why They Came Here” interviewees chart major journeys on…

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ZULQAR Cheema is one of those community champions in Harlow that have helped make this town the place it is. Humble, quietly spoken, Cheema ( he is known by his surname) has been a member of organisations such as Harlow Hospital Radio and Ten17. He…

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IF you are popping into the Harlow Council offices at the Water Gardens then take a few minutes to look at the Battle of Passcehendaele exhibition. If their lovely volunteers are there, getting chatting to them as they are a mine of information about Harlow’s…

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IN the third of our interviews with nurses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, we interviewed Nuala Jennings about her journey from Offaly in the Republic of Ireland to Harlow. We would like to thank the PAH for their help.

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IN THE second of our “Princess Alexandra Hospital” interviews, we spoke to Miriam Mbayiwa and asked about her journey from Zimbabwe to Harlow.

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WE went down to the Princess Alexandra Hospital “Event in a Tent” last week. WE went down to the Princess Alexandra Hospital “Event in a Tent” last week. Whilst there, we interviewed nurse Grace Varkey and asked Grace, “Why did you come to Harlow?” and…

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WE dropped in on John Young at a heritage event in Old Harlow. John is a member of the Essex Family History Society and he is one of our residents who is part of the fabric of the town.

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WHO remembers Embers Bingo at The Stow? Or what about Bennys nightclub that replaced it in the early eighties? Our 45th interview as part of our Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here project was with owner and entrepreneur David Sampson, who looked back on…

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A NUMBER OF Harlow residents have appeared in a key BBC Radio 4 series on social housing. The series, presented by eminent social historian, Lynsey Hanley tells the story of Harlow’s construction after the second world war. Many Harlow residents reflect on their journeys from…

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THIS is our 42nd film in our series of Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here films and can we just take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it has been to interview so many positive people who have chosen to live in this…

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DID you know that Mr Universe lived in Carters Mead? Nor did we, bu that is for another day. We went down to Harlow Judo Club in Fold Croft to interview the heartbeat of the club, Mick Ellis. We asked why Mick and his family…

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OVER the last few months, the Harlow U3A Creative Writing class has been writing a number of essays on Harlow. The essays reflect upon a number of aspects of life in Harlow. All the essays in ‘From Pram Town to Sculpture Town” will be placed…

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FOR OUR 38th film, we went down to Harlow Cricket Club to engage with the Ladies who meet every Tuesday too knot and natter as well as enjoy a grand cup of tea and cake. So we took the opportunity to ask them all you…

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WE were fascinated to hear from someone who once lived at the Netteswell Priory. John Fyson was part of our series of interviews from the creative writing group at Harlow U3A.

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WHILST down at Harlow Cricket Club, we spoke to the President, Alan Howick and amongst a whole host of questions on the history of the club, we asked Alan how he came to Harlow.