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THERE IS something about the Clock Tower that somehow straddles decades of Harlow history. Perhaps it is the image of the clocktower striking 6 0’clock in the late 19th century, a time that would tell those working in the fields that it was the end…

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AS PART of our Harlow histories series, the YH camera went down to Waterhouse Moor and visited St Andrews church. It is fascinating to think that this church is over 700 years old. It was given by our last Saxon king to the abbey of…

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AS part of our ongoing series of Harlow histories, we popped into the Harlow Civic Centre to have a look at the work of Leon Underwood called “Not In Anger”. Leon Underwood “The precursor of modern sculpture in Britain” was a noted British sculptor, painter,…

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THREE generations of Harlow MPs gathered together to unveil a plaque in memory and celebration of Sir Winston Churchill. The former prime-minister was MP for Epping Forest between 1923 and 1945. The constituency included Harlow. Robert Halfon was joined by Bill Rammell and Stan Newens…

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THERE WILL be an unveiling ceremony of a plaque to Winston Churchill. It is at the Victoria Hall, St John’s Road, Old Harlow at 3.00pm on Friday 4 October 2013. Former Harlow MP Bill Rammell and Council Leader Linda Pailing will be there with Robert…

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THIS year seven Harlow sites are opening for this national event run by English Heritage – Harlowbury Chapel, Gibberd Garden, 77 & 180 Bishopsfield, Parndon Hall, St Paul’s Church, St John’s ARC, Harlow Museum All events are free and illustrate the amazing history of Harlow,…

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MANY PEOPLE pass by The Obelisk in the middle of the Broad Walk in Harlow but may well wonder, what it is and how it got there. It was one of the last pieces of sculpture by Sir Frederick Gibberd and was erected in 1980…

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FROM THE ARCHIVE OF THE HARLOW GAZETTE GREEN SHIELD FRANK In June, Frank Willmott put out an appeal for more Green Shield stamps as part of a national campaign to raise money for Cancer research. The Harlow Gazette helped out and before you knew it,…

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MARKING the 100th anniversary of the First World War on August 4th 2014, Essex County Council has been successfully awarded £65,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Now the Last Poppy has Fallen’ project. The ‘Now the Last Poppy has Fallen’ project, launching in…

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A WAR HERO RETURNS HOME Albert and Elsie Rodriguez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 1983. Many may remember Albert from Rods Cycle and Toys in The Stow but Albert had a remarkable story. He fought for the French resistance in WW2. He was…

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1. Mistress in distress Valerie Burns was the partner of Patrick Burns. She was never married to him as he was a married (but estranged) catholic and so could not be divorced). But she raised his children and even changed her name by deed poll.…

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EACH WEEK, we will be dipping back into the news archive to see what was happening thirty years ago. Here is the news from the Harlow Gazette. HEATWAVE! Harlow was enjoying a heatwave (nothing new there) with temperatures topping 30 degrees. But a few of…

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EVERY WEEK, we film a little piece of Harlow’s history, whether it be from the 2000 years ago to 24 hours ago. For our first piece, we looked at the Harlow Family Group. “In 1953, with the endorsement of the Harlow Development Corporation, Sir Frederick…

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By Michael Casey AS we come to the end of the first week of www.yourharlow.com, I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect upon Harlow’s heritage. I have been running YourThurrock.Com for nearly five years. I was discussing Harlow with Mr Ed Caines, headteacher…