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Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow

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AT certain points in this series of films, our editor likes to take a minute to reflect. There is sometimes a moment in our project that inspires this. One such moment was at the First Avenue Allotments. https://www.youtube.com/embed/k7qBsjaWaW4 To mark the town’s 75th anniversary, Harlow…

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YOUR HARLOW was only too happy to support Circus Cortex as they entertain and perform at Harlow Town Park Showground over the weekend. We were also aware that twenty of their crew are from Ukraine. So we asked if anyone would like to be part…

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THERE was a feast of boxing hosted by Harlow Boxing Club at the Great Parndon Community Association (GPCA) on Sunday afternoon. The event was sponsored by Happy Moves of Harlow. Boxers from all across the region fought at different weights and levels in what was…

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IT would appear that many of the women we have interviewed as part of Harlow is 75 are impressive ambassadors for the town. They appear to be carved from the John F Kennedy quotation: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what…

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THERE has not been any stereotyping in our series of interviews however, here we are interviewing the Scottish owner of The Crown pub in his special Celtic room! George was brought up in a town called Armadale, which lies between Edinburgh and Glasgow. We particularly…

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WE HAVE now interviewed over sixty residents as part of the Harlow is 75 project. They are all little windows into people’s lives before they came here. On a sunny morning before a major cycle event in Harlow, we caught up with Jacobus (Sjaak)Van Der…

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WITH his wonderful mellifluous, articulate tones, we interviewed Lukman Kazeem. Lukman spent his early days in Nigeria before he came to Harlow, where he was educated at Stewards Academy, before he went on to Stewards Academy and then to Southampton University. This, in many ways,…

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WE wanted to speak to someone who, on a weekly basis, speaks to people from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, who have made our town their own. Who better, than David Simmons, who runs the Changing Lives project. David’s football team have players from all over the…

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TODAY, our global tour takes us to South Africa. We met Karin Lehmann at the opening of the refurbished Harlow library. We were taken with her enthusiasm regarding education and we were also taken by her enthusiasm in telling us what it was like, growing…

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ONE of the communities with the closest bond in Harlow is the Ghanaian one. We had already interviewed Herty from Community Embrace. Our piece with the Pentecostal Church in St Paul’s also had a strong Ghanian presence. There is also the Ghanaian Union that take…

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A look at on-going birthday celebrations by Tim the Turtle HARLOW New Town has been around now for 75 years evolving from the original design by Sir Frederick Gibberd into what it is today with visions abounding of what it may become. The Birthday celebrations…

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Review: Harlow Playhouse: Harlow75 by Matipo Arts IF you wanted to see what a celebration, in the truest sense of the word, of Harlow’s 75 years, should look like, then this was it. This was an hour of fun, pride, joy and laughter held in…

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OVER THE summer, we were sent two sports stories. Passmores Academy student, Sam Howard represented Team GB in the Maccabi Games in Israel winning a bronze in the 4 x 100 relay. Harlow Town Ladies captain Charis Howell also represented Team GB in the Maccabi…

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IT’S Harlow New Town’s 75th birthday, and everyone’s invited to the party!  Drawn from Matipo Arts’ work within the Harlow community, Harlow75 is an energetic, silly-yet-serious portrait of Harlow; what it was, what it is, and what it could be. Join us for a night…

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A LOT of our interviews with Harlow’s Irish community have focused on those who came to this country after WW2. If not them, then their children and grandchildren. But this was an opportunity to speak to someone who came later on. We have interviewed Janet…

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THOUSANDS of former St Mark’s students will have been taught by Mr Summerville. The former Geography teacher possessed and possesses a warmth and a calming reassurance that many many will remember. But as part of our Harlow is 75 project, we asked Dave to take…