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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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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…

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FORMER Harlow MP Stan Newens has celebrated his ninetieth birthday. Stan Newens was MP for the Epping constituency (which included Harlow) between 1964 and 1970. He was then MP for Harlow between 1974 and 1983. He later went on to be an MEP. Stan has…

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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. It will show how…

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TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of long-term Irish Post photographer and popular Longford man Mel McNally. The 88-year-old, who hailed from Longford Town, passed away at a nursing home near his Harlow home on Sunday, November 3rd. Mel came to Britain in the…

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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. Newfoundland TV reporter, Leila Beaudoin, crossed over the pond to report on the significant anniversary. We took this opportunity to…

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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…