Harlow, Essex

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Harlow, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Harlow

Historic Maps of Harlow and the local area.

I used to spend many an hour in Startime with headphones on listening to what was new. In 69 I went there on my dinnertime from Gilbey's to buy the new Stones album Let It Bleed. There was a queue right round the Market Square doing the same thing. Unbelievable but I got a copy. And I used my paper round money in about 63 to buy a 5 speed racer from Blakes. It was 5 bob a week total cost £16 which was quite a bit then as my dad was on about a fiver a week

In the extreme mid right of the photo one can see the gates to the firm where I did my apprenticeship almost 60 years ago. I wish I had some photos of the firm itself. Brings back many happy memories.