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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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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…

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DURING the last week, pupils at Purford Green Primary School have been building up to their big celebration of Harlow’s 70th Birthday. The celebrations began with visitors from Harlow who have lived in the town since the early 1950s. The children have found out about…

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IT was absolutely packed when our reporter turned up to the Rainbow Services Harlow is 70 party at the Great Parndon Community Centre on Saturday afternoon. A Frank Sinatra tribute act was singing, residents were dancing and there was a wonderful array of cakes, sandwiches…

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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…