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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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ON Saturday March 25th, 2017, we went for a drive around Harlow on its 70th birthday. We took over seventy photographs and have published them below. The photographs are intended to give you a snapshot of life in Harlow on March 25th. They are by…

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WE wanted our heritage project, Why They Came Here, to be a proper testimony to those who have come to this town between 1947 and 2017. Last Sunday, we travelled to the heart of Birmingham to interview former leader of the Harlow Council, Donald Legat…

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FREE: Harlow is 70 Birthday Party Herts & Essex Community Farm, Foldcroft, CM20 1SB Saturday 25 March 2017, 12noon- 2pm Herts & Essex Community Farm is holding a birthday party event. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cake and soup will be available. There will also be…

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CHERYL Prax’s father Cyril made the short hop from Hertford to Harlow in 1969. For his oldest daughter, Cheryl, it was quite a wrench, leaving her friends especially as she was into fourth year at school. Cheryl’s time in Harlow was, relatively speaking, short, but…

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Harlow is 70 – schools competition celebrating the town’s cultural history and the future HARLOW COUNCIL, in partnership with The Harvey Centre and Harlow Art Trust, is inviting local schools to participate in providing a piece of creative work to be included in an exhibition…

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BERNIE Ryan has lived in Harlow since 1958. He has been a wonderful citizen and servant to the town. He is one of those residents who is known to a lot of people, whether it was from his days at Cossors; as a member of…

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YOU are warmly invited to attend our Celebration on Saturday 25th March 2017 for the Harlow Towns 70th Birthday. The opening of our new exhibition GIBBERD’S GIFT and a Talk by Stan Newens on Harlow Towns History: This exhibition has been created as a celebration…

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AS we said in our first film, the subjects of our films are people who came to Harlow from 1947 to 2017. With our more recent subjects, we hope to return to them in 2022 and then 2047. And so we turn to Sarah Hughes,…

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“WHAT was it like in Afghanistan?” asked the interviewer? “Well being mortared twice a week wasn’t fun!” replied Esther. It would be fair to say, that Esther Mills is made of what they call “The Right Stuff”. Even on the day of this interview, she…

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AT one stage, close to 10% of the population of Harlow had an Irish connection. The numbers have declined somewhat but the influence remains. Old Harlow musician, Roisin Quinn’s grandparents were Sonny and Tess Minihane. We sat down worth Roisin to talk about the story…

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This is the official logo which will celebrate Harlow’s 70th birthday. The logo was a joint collaboration between Harlow College graphic design student Bradley Newson and graphic design tutor Mustafa Sidiki. Both were supported by local graphic design agencies Blue Pig Creative (www.bluepigcreative.co.uk) and Hot…

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AS part of our series of interviews called Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here, we interviewed Longfield resident, Roy Henderson. With his proud Yorkshire accent and surrounded by his artwork, we asked Roy to retrace his steps back to 1950’s.

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NEARLY every day, octagenarian, Chris Harriss takes a three mile walk from his Sheering cottage. It is that “get busy living” attitude that has kept him in fine fettle all these years. And Chris was in fine voice too as we asked him why he…

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OLIVE Jones is one of Harlow’s proudest pioneers. A woman of dignity and determination as well as a considerable amount of class. Olive still writes to her sisters in Australia. And so, respecting that tradition, we asked Olive to write to us and tell us…

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SOMETIMES, our films comprise of the two questions: Why did you come here? Why did you stay? And then we let the camera role. With Harlow accountant, that was very much the case. David then sweeps though over sixty years of living in Harlow, in…