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WW1 The Fallen

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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,…

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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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CHARLES’ parents were Charles Daniel Skingle, born in Hatfield Broad Oak in 18591 and Susannah Reynolds, born in Sawbridgeworth in 18622. They married on 5 April 1881 in Sawbridgeworth and Charles Henry Skingle was born in Harlow in the summer of 1885. https://www.youtube.com/embed/eax07_WbWSk The 1891 census recorded Charles…

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ALEXANDER’S parents were John Swire, born in Liverpool in c.1862 and Emily Hamilton Campbell Kidston, born in Dunbarton, Scotland in 18671. They married on 3 April 1889 in Kensington2 and Alexander Glen Swire was born in Kensington in 18963 and baptised on 18 January 1897.…

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BERNARD’S parents were Alfred Wheeler, born in Harlow in 1855 and Emma Lewsey, born in Harlow in 1854. They married in Harlow in June 1877 and Bernard Dickinson Wheeler was born in Harlow in 1892 https://www.youtube.com/embed/znZWnz8VkPo The 1901 census shows Bernard residing in London Road, Harlow aged…

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JAMES’ parents were John Winter, born in Barkingside in 18671 and Ada, born in Hatfield Heath in about 1866. They married in the borough of West Ham in 18892 and James George Winter was born in Stratford in 18963. He was known as James throughout his life.…

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IN 2018, we filmed 126 Harlow residents reading out the biographies of the 126 men who, between 1914 and 1918, left Harlow and never returned. We just wanted to remind you that you can find all the films in a bespoke channels, both on our…

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HARLOW Civic Centre is lit up red this week as Harlow remembers those who lost their lives in the two world wars and other conflicts. Councillor Russell Perrin, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “The balcony of the Civic Centre is shining red until Monday as…

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A SIMPLE yet very fitting service to mark Armistice Day on November 11th, 1918, took place outside the Harlow Council offices on Thursday morning. The service was led by the chair of Harlow Council, cllr Clive Souter. members of the Royal British Legion, veterans of…