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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.…

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HARLOW’S Craig Messenger was only 16 when he responded to an advert in a local paper – 40 years later it’s led to his employers recognising him for his long service to the electrical industry. UK Power Networks, the company that delivers electricity for 8.3…

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HARLOW Town Station opened on July 13th 1960. It was built to serve the then new town of Harlow and designed by the British Rail Eastern Region Architect’s Department. The design team included Paul Hamilton, John Bicknell, Ian Fraser, John Ward and Arthur Quarmby. A…

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By Cllr Frances Mason THIS year marks the 25th anniversary of the atrocities that took place at Srebrenica, which have since been ruled and recognised as genocide by the international courts. 8,372 mostly Muslim men and boys were murdered in Srebrenica on 11 July 1995.…

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IF you have never discovered the wonderful world of Talking Pictures TV that now might be the time! An archive film & TV channel. It shows classic British film & TV and classic American TV. You can find it on Sky 328, Freeview 81, Freesat…

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TO those of you knitting poppies for this year’s Royal British Legion 2020 Poppy Appeal Tribute. You can now send your completed poppies to Harlow Council, Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Harlow, marked for the attention of Lisa Thornett who will pass them on. They urgently…

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TODAY is our seventh birthday. We launched on July 1st, 2013. We would just like to take a moment to thank you for looking in. We continue to grow and grow and that is many ways thanks to our growing number of readers in Harlow…

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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been placed among the top six trusts nationwide for radiology reporting standards. On Sunday, July 5, the NHS is marking 72 years since it began. DURING the last few months, it has been through the…

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FOR some years,”poppy fairies” have decorated the Harlow War Memorial with poppies for Remembrance Day. With VJ Day fast approaching, they are planning a special display of hearts and forget-me-nots to commemorate the 75th anniversary of victory over Japan which brought about the end of…

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ON a beautiful sunny June, it was wonderful to go to the Gibberd Garden, off Gilden Way and celebrate the twenty five years of the Trust by speaking to the hard working volunteers there. Firstly, we spoke to Jill, Cherith, Inger and Renee. After that…

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OVER the years, we have always tried to preserve the memory of those who have played their part in the armed services. We thought this would be an appropriate time to signpost a number of projects we have undertaken over the past few years. In…

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YH likes to dip into the wonderful Facebook page called Photos of Harlow, Old and New. On Wednesday, there was a long thread reminiscing about the many times, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen played the Harlow Town Park in the sixties and seventies. Our sister…