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The Fallen of WW2

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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…

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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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THE PUPILS AT William Martin school have been learning a great deal at home. Last week, they did a great deal of work on VE Day. One of the year 3 pupils created a short movie called “Victory 75”. He wrote the script; made the…

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WE were sent this video from Gary Kempsell of Park Mead in Harlow. It is such a well made piece, so we thought we should put it out on its own. Using a drone, the camera hovers over the streets whilst We’ll Meet Again, sung…

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AS we put together the biographies of the 32 men of Harlow who died in World War Two, we were struck by the number of times, the final line referred to their widow never marrying again and living to quite an age. We thought we…

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THE villages of Harlow, Potter Street, Netteswell and Great Parndon saw brave servicemen fight for their country and lose their lives. Thirty three men from Harlow lost their lives. The youngest was aged just 17 and the eldest, a Home Guardsman aged 63. From the…

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THE villages of Harlow, Potter Street, Netteswell and Great Parndon saw brave servicemen fight for their country and lose their lives. Thirty three men from Harlow lost their lives. The youngest was aged just 17 and the eldest, a Home Guardsman aged 63. From the…

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THE villages of Harlow, Potter Street, Netteswell and Great Parndon saw brave servicemen fight for their country and lose their lives. Thirty three men from Harlow lost their lives. The youngest was aged just 17 and the eldest, a Home Guardsman aged 63. From the…

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ON THIS Friday, seventy five years ago, whilst our nation was celebrating Victory in Europe (VE Day), Harlow sailor, Richard Edser was still fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean. Richard was on board HMS Formidable as it was being attacked by kamikaze pilots. In…

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THE villages of Harlow, Potter Street, Netteswell and Great Parndon saw brave servicemen fight for their country and lose their lives. Thirty three men from Harlow lost their lives. The youngest was aged just 17 and the eldest, a Home Guardsman aged 63. From the…

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THE villages of Harlow, Potter Street, Netteswell and Great Parndon saw brave servicemen fight for their country and lose their lives. Thirty three men from Harlow lost their lives. The youngest was aged just 17 and the eldest, a Home Guardsman aged 63. From the…