Category Archive: historical

Feb 25 2015

Ex-Harrow Councillor Dorothy ‘Doris’ Wells Celebrates 100th Birthday

On 4th January 2015 Mrs Doris Wells celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family and friends.. She was a Harrow Councillor and she represented the Stanmore Park Ward from 1969 – 1986.  Since her retirement from Harrow Council she has resided in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Her son Michael, daughter Lesley and son-in-law Charles made …

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Jan 04 2015

From the Archives… Inaugural Speech of Cllr T Charles, First Chair of Harrow Council 1934

Inaugural speech of elected Chairman Cllr T Charles at the first meeting of the Harrow Urban District Council on April 9, 1934: I am deeply conscious of the honour which you have conferred upon me this evening in appointing one first Chairman of this Urban Council of what has become known as Greater Harrow. I …

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Feb 15 2014

Lost Hospitals of London: Harrow Hospital

Harrow Hospital Roxeth Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0JX Medical dates: 1866 – 1998 Medical character: Acute. Later, geriatric The Harrow Cottage Hospital was founded in 1866 by Dr. W. Hewlett. It had nine beds and occupied two leased cottages in Roxeth Hill. The staff consisted of a paid nurse and a voluntary team of helpers. …

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Jan 04 2014

Harrow’s Corporate Purple – The Background, Perhaps?

Did Harrow, intentionally or otherwise, select purple as its corporate colour for sentimental and historical reasons? The colour itself is well chosen: its a mix of blue and red, denoting the two political parties, doesn’t show the dirt on the council’s vehicles too badly, is vivid and eye-catching, but perhaps there’s another reason, which all …

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Sep 02 2013

All About… Remembering Harrow @HarrowMemories

Through pictures, videos, sound clips and articles Remembering Harrow will share the history and memories of the London Borough of Harrow from those most qualified; its residents. There are already loads of great local history books on Harrow and the surrounding area and a quick trip to the library offers a wealth of information detailing …

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Jul 04 2013

Video: Roxeth Show 1979

The Harrow Times, sponsors of the Roxeth Show this year, have been busy searching YouTube to come up with a video of the very first Roxeth Show from 1979. The show was put together by SHARRA – the South Harrow and Roxeth Ratepayers Association (we’ve been re-publishing their old magazines online here) to celebrate 50 …

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Jun 22 2013

From the Archives: Roxeth Gazette July 1960

Another article from the archives, this time the Roxeth Gazette from July 1960. This copy of the SHARRA magazine features an article entitled ‘Value for Money’ which looks at how Harrow Council spent ratepayers funds, and touches on whether residents are getting good value for the amount they pay. Mr E P Mays, the editor …

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Jun 16 2013

From the Archives: Roxeth Gazette April 1960

For those readers interested in the historical aspects of Harrow, and, in particular, the South Harrow and Roxeth areas, we got our hands on a number of back-issues of the Roxeth Gazette, the quarterly magazine of the South Harrow and Roxeth Residents’ Association. Click here to download (PDF) or click here to view on line (experimental). …

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Apr 12 2013

TF Nash – Adverts from the 1930s

This image cropped up in a Google Image search recently, and shows the advert used by TF Nash in and around the South Harrow area in the 1930s. Due to copyright reasons, it’s kept deliberately small. During the period 1925-1939 T F Nash Ltd., had three large estates for developing. One was at Eastcote where …

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Feb 06 2013

Listed Buildings in Harrow – Now Published

Harrow Council has now published its most recent list of buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. The full list, which runs to some 17 pages, lists properties, cattle-troughs, gate piers, walls, paved areas, railings, gates, schools, churches, barns, museums and many more. Of particular note are Sudbury Hill tube station, which was built in …

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