Harlow, Orchard Croft c.1955
Memories of Harlow, Orchard Croft c1955
I wonder if anyone can recall Harrison's Newsagents at 92 The Stow? It was opened by my father in December 1953 and sold in November 1980. From 1956 it was run by our manager - Bert Wood (sadly, he had to leave in November 1978 for a variety of reasons). It was then managed by Derek Elmer until we sold the business. I believe it now operates as a Wedding Dress Supplier. Any information / memories would be much appreciated. John Harrison.
When I think of Orchard Croft, I always think of happy childhood thoughts. When I was a child my nan lived at No 80 (unit block flats) from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. I will never forget that lovely large flat and the beautiful rose bushes surrounding the areas back then. It will always hold a special place in my memories, as most of my childhood was spent at No 80. I would stay over with my nan at the weekend and sometimes in the week. I was only small but I can still remember the big large swing doors to the main entrance. She would take me for lovely walks to Tanny's Dell Park and surrounding areas. The whole area was so lovely back then. A beautiful place to bring up children. It used to ...Read full memory
Memories of Harlow
I moved to Harlow from Enfield in 1953 aged 8 with my parents brother and two sisters and first went to Broadfields Junior School then Netteswell Comprehensive. Whilst at Netteswell I joined the school brass band and learnt to play the tenor horn - then played with the Netteswell School Band and Harlow Youth Band under ...Read full memory
Harlow as we know it today was the first London-area ‘New Town’ to result from the Town and Country Planning Act of 1946, a long-term plan to build a number of new towns around London to ease the housing crisis after the Second World War, when thousands of London families had lost their homes. The small village that was there before ...Read full memory
Just wondered if anyone remembers 'Harrisons Newsagents' based at 92 The Stow. My father opened this shop in December 1953, and it was for many years run by a manager - Mr Wood (Bert). The shop was sold in November 1980 and I believe that it now operates as a bridal wear shop. Any memories would be much appreciated. John Harrison
I used to wash cars in the big car park on the right of the photograph, and charged 5 shillings a car. Mind you, the worst day there was when some clown of a driver went and drove over my bike, and that was that.