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WW1 The Fallen

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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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THE Harlow running community has always been very respectful of events such as Remembrance Sunday and this year was no exception. A number of runners used their long Sunday run to pay their respects. Harlow Running Club stalwart, Jason Fox ran a half marathon course…

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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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A CEREMONY took place outside the Civic Centre in The Water Gardens to mark the end of World War One on November 11th, 1918. The ceremony involved a number of short speeches including one by the chair of Harlow Council, cllr Clive Souter. A two…

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HUNDREDS OF Harlow residents flocked to the Town Park to pay their respects at the Royal British Legion Remembrance Service today (Sunday). The service was conducted by The Reverend Albert Watson with representatives from a host of organisations including The Salvation Army Band and The…

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WE have a channel called The Fallen of Harlow in World War One. It began in the month leading up to the cenetenery commemorations in November 2108. It is an on-going project so if there are gaps at the moment, they will be filled/corrected. We…

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HARLOW RUGBY Club paid its respects to those who gave their lives in conflicts around the world. Harlow and Basildon lined up as a short but fitting service took place and the last post rang out. Members stood on the balcony and observed a two…

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THE short lives of Harlow residents, Robert Evelyn Stanford and William Hilton Stanford Poole as read by Alan Howick. This project is supported by Harlow Council’s Civic Fund and HTS Ltd. Never Forget. Robert Evelyn Stanford and William Hilton Stanford Poole Robert and William’s parents…

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THE short life of Harlow resident, Ernest Woolard as read by Jorn Johansson. This project has been supported by Harlow Council’s Civic Fund and HTS Ltd. Never Forget. Ernest William Woollard Ernest’s parents were William Woollard, born at Broadley Common in c.1868 and Ada Mary…

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THE short life of Harlow resident, Thomas William Kerry as read by Rev. Alison Taylor. This project is supported by Harlow Council’s Civic Fund and HTS Ltd. Never Forget.

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THE SHORT life of Harlow resident, Charles Frank Lindsell as read by Potter Street, Ian Walker. This project has been supported by Harlow Council Civic Fund and HTS Ltd. Never Forget.