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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…