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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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NOW THERE is a name from the past. To many, Atilla the Stockbroker encapsulated the spirit of post punk in the late seventies onwards. Atilla returned to Harlow to make an appearance as part of Adam Smith’s show at Phoenix Radio. But that borough him…

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AS part of our Harlow is 70 project, we have conducted a series of interviews at the Manor Hatch sheltered accommodation. Recently we interviewed Pat Bram about why she came to Harlow in October 1954. Our conversation takes us from Victorian housing in Ilford to…

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IT’s summer and for Harlow Museum and Harlow Arts Council that means only one thing – it’s time for the annual Art of the Garden Party. Taking place on Sunday 2 July from 1pm – 4.30pm it’s now the fifth year running that CEO of…

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By Trudy Harper THERE are hundreds of journalists around the world who will thank Ken Eaton for providing them worth a first class knowledge of media law. Ken is a media law lecturer at Harlow College. So as Harlow is 70, we sat down with…

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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…