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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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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…

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Opening night at the Odeon By Ryan Karolak 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…

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HARLOW’S Rainbow Nation came together to celebrate a whole range of cultures that have made Harlow their home. Organised by Heart4Harlow’s Robert Findlay, the event used all the benefits of a sunny Sunday to put on display amazing acts, interesting stalls and also gave people…

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BARBARA Noble’s family came down from Sunderland to Harlow in the fifties. From there, Barbara followed an education that went from Hare Street to Passmores to Warwick University. We focus on that part of Barbara’s life because our interview reminds you of a world when…

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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…

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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…

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FORMER Great Parndon Ward Councillor Joshua Jolles passed away on Tuesday morning (13 February 2018). Joshua’s funeral was held at Parndon Wood Cemetery on Thursday (15 February 2018). Joining Joshua’s family and friends were councillors and Council staff. Joshua was both a Conservative and Independent…

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IN 2017, YourHarlow in partnership with the Harlow Museum delivered a project called “Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here” We interviewed over a hundred people who told us what they and/or their family came to Harlow. We were very grateful to the Heritage Lottery…

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AFTER 365 days, this is our final piece for our project in partnership with Harlow Museum called Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here. As we started in one of Harlow New Town’s first streets, Chippingfield on January 1st, so we thought it was appropriate…

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ONE of the motivating factors for our Harlow is 70: Why They Came Here project was to leave a legacy. There will be day, later on in this century, when all the subjects in our films will have passed on. We would like to think…

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AS we come to the end of our Harlow is 70 project, the author of the project, Michael Casey, wanted to take the opportunity to chronicle why his parents, Kevin and Kathleen Casey came to Harlow from County Clare in the Republic of Ireland to…

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IF they should ever want to bottle optimism, energy and enthusiasm, then they could do worse than visit the eight Stewards Academy students, we interviewed as part of our Harlow is 70 project. We have been interviewing residents all year and will be reflecting on…

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WE interviewed the chief executive of Harlow Council, Malcom Morley in his final week as head of the council. Although the interview is part of our heritage project much of the interview is dedicated to Mr Morley’s fourteen years at the helm of the council.…

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OXFORD Brookes Professor, Glen O’Hara delivered a fascinating lecture into the past, present and future condition of Harlow. Prof O’Hara delivered his lecture as part of the Harlow Architectural Awards last week. Th full film is below.

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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…