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
While my family lived in the lock house 1950 - 1961, my father rented the rowing boats out and also the fishing permits. This is only one place where they were moored. At various times they were both sides of the bridge and on both banks. On the left bank of this picture there was the swimming pool and on the ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember the watercress beds near Harlow Mill Station? It was a lovely clear water stream with a chopped down tree across it. I used to go there with my brother David. Sadly they built a garage on it..
Does anyone remember Fawbert and Barnards school out door pool, I think it must have been build 1959/1960. ?
I HAVE HEARD THAT I MIGHT HAVE A 1X2 SISTER OR BROTHER LIVING IN HARLOW,MY DAD BUILT A LOT OF THE NEW COUNCIL HOUSES AROUND THERE,HE WAS A BRICLAYER HIS NAME WAS SYDNEY WALLACE WALTERS ,AND WE LIVED II SAFFRON WALDEN,THERE USED TO BE GANGS THAT WENT AROUND BUILDING THE NEW ESTATES,WE ALSO ...Read full memory