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Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here

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WE have already interviewed local historian Ron Bill on his fascinating book called Harlow: A Civic History: 1955-85. But what of Ron’s own personal history? Ron tells us about his journey from Dagenham to Northbrooks in 1956.

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IN October 1964, Bert and Frances Hudson moved from Harlow to Basildon. Bert worked for the Labour Exchange (Job Centre) and had just been promoted. They moved to Orchard Croft, just near The Stow. Their son, Ian came with them. Ian is now the chair…

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WE thought we would start at the beginning. Before we interview people regarding why they or their family came to the town, we went down to Chippingfield in Old Harlow to speak to Harlow historian David Devine. David explained to us why Chippingfield was so…

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LAST WEEK, Harlow Museum and Your Harlow announced that they had been given a lottery grant to run a series of films that interviewed people on why they came to Harlow. Our editor, Michael Casey, thought he would explain a little bit more about the…

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AN EXCITING heritage project that will chronicle the reasons why people moved to Harlow is set to be launched. 

Why They Came is a partnership between Harlow Museum and on-line newspaper, YourHarlow.Com and will run throughout 2017, the seventieth birthday of Harlow New Town. 

The project,…

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BEFORE we begin a year long series of filmed interviews that chronicle the reasons why people came to Harlow between 1947 and 2017, we thought we would interview a man who could be described as the true curator of Harlow’s history. Ron Bill wrote the…