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.

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.

I went to old Harlow College during the war. I remember walking across the fields to Harlow Mill where us boys used to swim. It was a very strict college with prefects. It was run on the style of the Cambridge University. I was what they called a fag ie I looked after one of the prefix. We had a (...Read full memory)