IT’S WORK LIFE WEEK!

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Work Life Week Did you know it is National Work Life Week this week? National Work Life Week is organised by the charity Working Families and its aim is to encourage employers and employees to create a balance between their working commitments and personal life. It is also meant to showcase the importance of well-being at work and to emphasise… Read more »

The Story behind John Peachey’s Tomb

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John Peachey’s tomb is, even if you did not know the name, a grave that you will likely have noticed if you have passed through our hilltop cemetery more than once. It stands unique in St. Mary’s churchyard in a number of ways – chief among them the impressive view of Harrow that it offers,… Read more »

Churchill’s Time at Harrow School

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Though not without his controversies, Churchill, rightly or wrongly, is easily one of the most famous figures to have emerged from Harrow – if not the most famous – and with the introduction of the new five pound note last week, we have but another reminder of how pervasive his image remains. Yet with so… Read more »

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS VIA HARROW ONLINE

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Harrow Online account managers are standing by to help you launch your next campaign quickly and easily. Whether you’re ready to book an ad on a Harrow Online platform (ie Facebook), or just looking for more information, you’ll find everything you need here in our online rate card.   To request our advertising rates please… Read more »

The Stories behind Place Names

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Place names are perhaps as interesting as they are overlooked when it comes to pockets of history that are constantly around us. It’s so easy to forget that within place names are years and years of history – often dating back to the earliest of any given place – and that names now used so… Read more »

Harrow on the Big Screen

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It’s always strange to see sights that are typically so every-day in stories that are anything but – yet this has happened repeatedly for Harrow, with various locales across the borough having been chosen at various points for use in film and TV. Indeed, only this past May, was the Civic Centre the set for… Read more »

Metro-land: The Birth of Modern Harrow

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Trains and railroads have a big presence in Harrow – both physically in the number of stops across the borough, and historically, in the borough’s history of crashes, which have featured in previous articles. It might be unsurprising, then, that once Harrow was in many ways defined by railroad travel, and that the borough owes… Read more »

A History of Headstone Manor

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Out of the whole borough – which, as we have seen in past weeks’, is hardly lacking for history – Headstone Manor is one of the most historical locations that Harrow has to offer. A large part of this is due to how tangible this history is. The manor grounds remains open for visits to… Read more »

Treacherous Politics and Rioting Peasants: Game of Thrones in Harrow

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The year was 1381, and England was burning. An agitated peasantry tore across the land, rebelling against the system that had for centuries kept them oppressed as the feudal establishment rallied to try and quell the fires of this would-be revolution. This was the Peasants’ Revolt – one of the volatile moments in the history… Read more »