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The Fallen of WW2

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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…

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HARLOW Council produced a poignant and fitting video on Remembrance Sunday. The ceremony was pre-filmed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The film begins with a message from Lt Col Jim McManus, Commander of Colchester Garrison. The film shows a number of speakers and dignitaries at the…

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WE thought we would take a walk down to the town park this morning and visit the War Memorial at the Netteswell Cross. It was a beautiful Saturday lunchtim. The car park was full as many residents took advantage of their award winning park as…

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TEAMS at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) will mark the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth next week.   Colleagues will attend a virtual Remembrance Day service, led by the chaplaincy team, at 11am on Wednesday, 11…

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THE Poppy Appeal is in The Harvey Centre (located outside of H Samuel) until 7th November. Please make sure you come down to donate and receive your poppy.

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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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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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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…