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WW1 The Fallen

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HUNDREDS gathered in the pouring rain to pay their respects to all those who had fallen in the conflicts around the world. The service was held at Netteswell Cross in the heart of the town park. Conducted by Reverend Albert Watson, the theme was one…

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THE POTTER Street community gathered together on Armistice Day to remember those who had fallen in wars and conflicts around the world. The ceremony led by Rev. Alison Taylor of Potter Street Baptist Church spoke to the assembled crowd of local residents in what is…

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THE children of Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy have been marking  Remembrance Day this week by writing prayers and reflecting on the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in wars and conflicts. The Year 6 pupils walked to the War Memorial at the top of Potter…

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THIS week, MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon, was in Parliament and went to the Constituency Garden of Remembrance in New Palace Yard to pay his respects to the fallen on behalf of his constituency of Harlow. Mr Halfon placed a Star of David cross in…

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HERBERT’S parents were Charles Clements, born in Harlow in c.1860 and Emma Turner, born in Harlow in c.1862. They married in the summer of 1871 and Herbert Clements was born in early 1892. The 1901 census shows Herbert living in Potter Street with his parents Charles…

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BACK in 2018, we paid tribute to the 126 men from Harlow and the villages, who left to fight in World War 1 and never came back. This took the form of 126 residents reading the biographies of the men. In the lead up to…

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A FLAG raising ceremony took place today (Monday 19 June 2023) at Harlow Civic Centre to mark Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day, which takes place this year on Saturday 24 June, shows support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces…

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AUGMENTED reality to transform the way people learn about the men and women who died during both world wars. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will be deploying new augmented reality technology at 10 cemetery locations during War Graves Week to tell the stories of…

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A REMEMBRANCE Service for those who gave their lives in wars and conflicts around the world took place in Harlow Town Park on Sunday morning. Hundreds attended an event that has become an important part of the civic calendar in the town. The event is…

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CHILDREN at Akhter Early Learning Centre on Perry Road in Staple Tye have made their own tributes to those who gave their lives in wars and conflicts. Teacher Sinead Andrews said: “We asked children to come in dressed in red or purple (purple poppies for…

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A CEREMONY to mark Armistice Day was held outside the civic offices in Harlow. The ceremony was hosted by chair of Harlow Council, Andrew Johnson and attended by members of the British Legion and scout groups. Harlow MP Robert Halfon was also in attendance. Even…

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TWO events are being held in the town this week to honour people who have died in war. On Friday 11 November 2022, a short Armistice Day service will be held at 11am outside the Civic Centre by the flagpoles. All are welcome to attend.…

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THIS is a one-off signed watercolour painting in a framed size of 16″ x 12″ titled ‘Poppies at Sunset’ kindly donated by Les Maloy, local artist and husband of Daniel Robinson’s very own Sandy from their Halstead office. Each entry will cost you just £2.50,…

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BACK in 2018, we paid tribute to the 126 men from Harlow and the villages, who left to fight in World War 1 and never came back. This took the form of 126 residents reading the biographies of the men. In the lead up to…

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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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ALFRED’S parents were Frederick Seymour, born in Harlow in 18481 and Mary Ann Cordell, born in Hereford in c.1850. They married in Ongar in the autumn of 18722. Alfred Edgar Seymour was born in Southwark, London in October 18843 and baptised in the parish of St Peter,…