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STEWARDS Academy has rallied the entire school community to address the issues which arose last week, following the decision to take down some of the posters for Black History Month. The decision caused some dismay, and this prompted some people to take to social media…

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REMEMBRANCE Sunday is an important day for those living in Excelcare Homes, like Ashlyn’s in Harlow as many either lived through the war or had friends and family directly affected by it. Each Remembrance Day, hosted this year on the 8thNovember, care homes across the group…

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STEWARDS Academy students have reacted with anger after the removal of a Black History Month poster by senior management. The posters (see below) had been placed around the school this week at the Parnall Road school. But students became enraged when they saw that the…

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Black History Month – Harlow Council and the Anti-Apartheid movement Courtesy of Harlow Museum HARLOW Council was strongly anti-Apartheid. First Avenue in Harlow is also known as Mandela Avenue and was named so in 1983. During this time, signatures were collected for the Free Nelson…

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OVER the seven years, we have been running YH we have been lucky enough to see the quality of the work of the Humanities Department close up. Mr King and his team really bring the subjects to life. Dynamic subjects taught in a dynamic style.…

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THE Gibberd Garden in Harlow has received a £1,000 donation from leading housebuilder Barratt Homes North Thames to allow them to carry on inspiring individuals with its beautiful, playful and enchanted Grade II listed garden.  The donation comes following the launch of the Barratt Homes’…

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THE Not Forgotten is seeking your support to find and thank our remaining World War II veterans, who have been denied their 75th anniversary celebrations by Covid-19. While a sense of normality is returning for many, the harsh realities of the pandemic still exists for our…

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A SURVEY of the area around the site of an Augustinian priory near Harlow, has uncovered the location of an annual medieval fair granted to the priory’s patron by Edward III in 1332 reports archaeology.co.uk The date of origin and identity of the founder of…

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THE 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked at North Weald’s St. Andrew’s Church and at the airfield itself. North Weald airfield played a vital role in the war effort with fighter planes, mainly Hurricanes, flying from there in the Battle of Britain…

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THE great Harlow poppy appeal is back Do you know someone who can knit or crochet? Harlow Council is looking for residents to make 3 inch size poppies which will form part of a public display leading up to Remembrance Sunday in November. If you…

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PATACC invites you to Harlow Black History Festival 2020 a FREE event being held a Harlow Museum on the 3rd October 10.30am-4.30pm, This years theme will be Black Lives Matter. A day filled with performances from Rory Jackson, The Fireman, Belly Dancers, Rainbow Supreme Twirlers,…

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THE FINAL part of our VJ Day 75 coverage shows the playing of the Last Post at sunset on Saturday. A number gathered at the Netteswell Cross in Harlow Town Park at 8.20pm. This was part of the national commemorations.

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SOMETIMES, it is only when you hear personal testimony of what happened in a war that you get some idea of the horror. As time marches on and veterans pass away, it is the responsibility of family to carry the burden of history so that…

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OVER a hundred residents paid their respects at a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ Day). The ceremony took place in The Greyhound car park at Harlow Town Park on Saturday. It takes place there as there are a number…

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A HARLOW man who served his country by fighting in the Pacific in World War 2 has died. YH understands that Richard Edser died on Wednesday aged 94 after a short illness. In February, YH went down to his home in Quarry Spring to interview…

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A VICTORY IN Japan (VJ Day) service is set be held in Harlow on Saturday. This will make 75 years since the end of the war in the east. The ceremony will begin at 10.45 am near The Greyhound car park in the town park.…