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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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By Trudy Harper JERRY Hayes was MP for Harlow between 1983 and 1997. A thirteen year period which he covers in great deal in this fascinating interview.

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THROUGHOUT 2017, Harlow Museum in partnership with YourHarlow.Com are running a series of interviews called Why They Came Here. The scheme is able to run through a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. All the films are on the www.yourharlow.com website as well as their…

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A FERRY across the Mersey and a train to Harlow Town. So began the journey by Millie Smith to Harlow Town. YH went to the Manor Hatch sheeted housing to speak to Millie about why she came to Harlow and why she stayed.

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Classic Scooter Ride Out and Fun Day THE Vespa Club Of Britain Branch 131 – The Hertfordshire and Essex Highwaymen present a Classic Scooter Ride Out and Fun Day in association with Harlow Is 70, celebrating 70 years of Harlow New Town. The ride out…

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WHEN Harlow residents describe the London of the 1950s, it feels akin to a Victorian scene. But that London was closer to 1899 to 2017. So, we sat down with Maureen Martin as part of our U3A series to ask Maureen, why she came here…

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WE caught up with Harlow resident, Barbara Timcke at the Life Writing Group at The Hare. Barbara is another Harlow resident who has and continues to get involved in the Harlow community.

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AS part of our The Hare sessions, we interviewed June Wright, who came to Harlow in 2005. As we have stressed before, our interviews reflect why people came to Harlow from the historic sweep of 70 years. We also hope to return to residents such…

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HARLOW’S Rita Tomlin is one of our busiest residents. The life and driving force behind the Life Writing Group at the Harlow U3A. We asked Rita to take out ten minutes from their meeting at the Hare Pub and tell us why she came to…

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RECENTLY, YH visited Harlow U3A’s Life Writing Group that meet at the Hare pub on a Friday afternoon. What a convivial lot they are. We interviewed a large number of the writers and asked them then question: “Why did you come to Harlow? First up,…

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OUR interview with Sylvia Portnow is the first in a series from the Manor Hatch Sheltered Accommodation on Tumbler Road. Sylvia’s story of coming out of the Tottenham, Edmonton, North London area will be familiar to many.

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By Trudy Harper JOHN Deller was born in 1931 in Netteswell. So this is a fascinating story of life before the New Town was here. Infact when John says Netteswell, he means a much bigger area then the rectory, woods and pond. Thanks you to…

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JORN Johansson is one of Harlow’s gentlemen. We are not saying that because he is a Ju-Jitsu Black Belt but because he is. We went to see him at his house at Tanyard Place and discuss why the amiable Dane moved too Harlow and why…

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Harlow official begins its 70th birthday celebrations HARLOW’S 70th birthday festivities are officially underway and there are more events to come as part of a year of celebrations. Harlow new town was officially 70 years old on Saturday 25 March 2017. It was on this…

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IT seemed only fitting that on the 70th birthday of Harlow, veteran MP Stan Newens delivered a key talk on the History of Harlow. In front of a packed audience at the wonderful Harlow Museum, Stan took us from the Stone Age right through to…

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ON Saturday (Harlow’s 70th birthday), the Harlow Writers put on their annual presentation as part of the Essex Book Festival. Robert Halfon, Harlow’s MP, attended and said how much had enjoyed the various items and appreciated the part that the Harlow Writers played in the…

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ON the weekend that Harlow celebrated it’s 70th Birthday, local choir “Double Up Your Spirit” celebrated their 1st Birthday with a special concert at their rehearsal base in The Herald pub in Sumners. The choir was created by and is provided with Musical Direction by…