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The Fallen of WW2

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COME and enjoy a regal and patriotic afternoon, as we celebrate in style Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast are back to celebrate the 70 glorious years of Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign. This uplifting afternoon will bring…

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IT is 78 years since D Day on June 6th, 1944. This is not an anniversary year. The next one will be the eightieth anniversary in 2024. And we are all now aware that there are fewer and fewer veterans. But putting that aside for…

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A FEW days ago, requests were put out all over social media asking people to attend the funeral in Harlow of D-Day veteran Cyril Banks, who has died, aged 97. The request was put out as Cyril had “no family”. People all over the country…

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REMEMBRANCE plays a key role at Stewards Academy. In addition to permanent displays around the academy site and their new Remembrance Garden, they seek ways to honour the fallen at this time of the year too. This year pupils had assemblies delivered by Subject Lead…

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A SERVICE of Remembrance took place at Netteswell Cross in Harlow Town Park on Sunday morning. The event was hosted by the Royal British Legion of Harlow and conducted by The Reverend Albert Watson in the presence of Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP. Chair of…

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THE Harlow branch of the Royal British Legion has set up a stall in the Harvey Centre. It will be there all weekend. It is located just by the escalators near Primark. Please give what you can for a really important cause. We will be…

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THEY do things right at Harlow Rugby Club and there was no greater example than on Saturday when they raised over £6,000 for the Royal British Legion, Harlow branch’s Poppy Appeal. The day began with a ceremony of dedication at the Latton Park’s area of…

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Harlow Royal British Legion: Festival of Remembrance JOIN Harlow’s Royal British Legion for a Remembrance Day concert and service commemorating all those who have given their lives since WW1 and the many conflicts since. Featuring music and readings, the concert will also feature standards from…

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HARLOW Rugby Club is looking for help as part of their support of the Poppy Appeal in 2021. On Saturday October 30th, 2021 they have a series of events at their home on Latton Park. They plan to auction a special commemorative shirt an hour…

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A SERVICE of Remembrance for VJ Day was held at Harlow Town Park on Sunday morning. The event was organised by the Harlow branch of the Royal British Legion. It was led by Reverend Albert Watson. The event marked the 76th anniversary of Victory in…

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A VICTORY in Japan Day (VJ Day) is set to be held in Harlow this weekend. The ceremony will begin at 10.45am in the Netteswell Memorial car park in the town park. Attendees are asked to be there at 10.30am. This is always a poignant…

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SUNDAY JUNE 6TH Marks the 77th anniversary of the D Day landings. The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was…

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ON Sunday 15 May 1921, a wet and dreary day, a small number of ex-servicemen walked to the Cenotaph war memorial in London’s Whitehall. As Big Ben struck nine, four men representing societies that for three years had been rivals, laid a wreath at the…

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THERE is a far corner of Harlow that never forgets those who gave their lives in all the wars. Saturday marked the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. We will all be aware of the tremendous celebrations in Harlow last year as it…

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A CIVIC award has been bestowed posthumously to Harlow artist Valerie Fitz-John. Valerie passed away late last year. The award was announced at a special meeting of Harlow Council on Wednesday night. The civic award was made by the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Maggie…

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STEWARDS Academy places great emphasis on remembrance and reflection; particularly at this point every year. In previous years we have been able to hold a very poignant and moving Remembrance Service outside with our whole academy community. We have also been lucky enough in previous…