One Famous Harrow Writer: Michael Rosen

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Like many, there are a number of ways in which Harrow has come to embody my childhood – whether that be physically in landmarks that have long drawn my curiosity, or sights such as our historic and famous hill. But events make up these memories too – from big events like the Pinner St. George’s… Read more »

HARROW CHRISTMAS PARTY!

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Join the party this Christmas in Harrow town centre Harrow Business Improvement District (Harrow BID) is getting in the festive mood early, kicking off with the Harrow Christmas Market which will be open for business in St Anns Road from Wednesday 23rd November, running through to Sunday 27th November. Offering traditional market goods and perfect… Read more »

The Boro’s – The Story of Harrow’s Football Team

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With the football season well underway, there may be no better time than the present to look at Harrow’s premier football team – a long-standing staple in the local community, and the source of, perhaps surprisingly, a number of successes over the years. Founded in 1933, initially under the name Roxonian F.C., the club quickly… Read more »

Black Friday

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Black Friday Yep, it’s that time of the year, when the C-word gets bounded around. Christmas! Sending chills down the spines of parents and sending children into hysterics with the wonderment of what Santa is going to bring this year. With 7 weeks until C-day, you are probably already thinking about what to buy, or… Read more »

The Mystery of Middlesex: Our County’s History

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For many – certainly for myself – Middlesex is an enigma of sorts. A name on the post, a term thrown around when you’re talking about you’re address; but nothing concrete, nothing that you could effectively discern. Indeed, Middlesex becomes even more problematic in that it rarely appears on any modern map. You wouldn’t be… Read more »

The Story behind the Skipping Girl and other Public Art in Harrow

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Harrow has, as the past few weeks have perhaps shown, no shortage of iconic landmarks and locales. Between the Zoroastrian Centre or the numerous graves on the hill, each with their own interesting story to tell, the borough has a bountiful of memorable things to see. The subject of this week’s article is but another… Read more »

Businesses are happy in Harrow

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  As residents of Harrow, we have great transport links into London on our doorsteps (that’s when there are no delays or strikes) and are able to reach central London with its great array of shops and business in about 30 minutes. But, have you noticed the vast array of businesses that are based in… Read more »

The Old Harrow Hospital: Harrow Cottage

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Nowadays, when one thinks of a hospital in Harrow, they are perhaps more likely to think of the likes of Northwick Park than anything else. Yet until relatively recently, there was another hospital – one much older and closer to the borough’s centre. This was Harrow Cottage Hospital, the provider of healthcare and treatment for… Read more »

The History of the Zoroastrian Centre

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One of the most striking buildings that Harrow has to offer is the current Zoroastrian Centre in Rayners Lane, North Harrow. Indeed, this local landmark has particularly personal significance to me – with it dominating the images that I have of the area. It’s strange, art-deco style – especially its striking façade known sometimes as… Read more »