The Harrow Story: From 500 A.D. to 2017

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It’s often easy to write off your home as some effective backwater unless you find yourself at the heart of some globally-known location – and Harrow, despite being a part of London, is no different. Yet this is unfair. The smallest things can have the greatest significance, and even the (seemingly) most mundane and ordinary… Read more »

The Story of Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow

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Another week, another famous Harrowvian – and this one perhaps one of the most colourful that the borough ever produced. David Edward Sutch was a famous politician and musician of the 1980s and 1990s – founding the Official Monster Raving Loony Party and standing for it in numerous elections. Coining himself the 3rd Earl of… Read more »

Philip Glenister: Life in Harrow to Life on Mars

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Dev Patel – who we looked at last week as part of our ongoing coverage of Harrow’s most famous modern faces – is not the only successful modern thespian to have come from the borough. Philip Glenister – actor of Life on Mars’ and Ashes to Ashes’ Gene Hunt, amongst numerous other popular roles –… Read more »

Dev Patel: From Rayners Lane to the Oscars

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With the release of Lion – the critically-acclaimed story of one man’s search for his lost family – this month has marked the return of one of the borough’s biggest current names to the big-screen. With this in mind, and with past weeks’ having featured previous popular figures to have emerged from the borough, it… Read more »

A Famous Harrow Resident: Claire Rayner

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Following the trend of looking at some of the most famous people to have lived in Harrow, this week’s article features a woman who lived in the borough for longer than most, and who, even as a nationally-known celebrity, still took the time to be a staple of the local community. An icon for a… Read more »

Businesses handing over profits to charity

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Meet the businesses who believe in giving – big and small   Harrows Foodbank, who has received numerous generous donations over the festive period, has praised local companies for their efforts and their kindness. Some local businesses who frequently hand over some of their profits to charity have been dubbed as “reminders of humanity” by… Read more »

Harrow and the Childhood of Anthony Horowitz

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The subject of this week’s article is someone who – if you do not know of him yourself – your children, or children you know, likely will. As it turns out, Michael Rosen – who we looked at the tail-end of last year – is not the only famous writer in modern times to have… Read more »

Recognising and Reducing Stress

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Recognising and reducing stress January can be a difficult month, the dark mornings make it difficult to get out if bed, you over spent on Christmas which means you have to cut back in January and getting back into the swing of work after the Christmas break feels well, impossible. If you feel like this… Read more »

Pinner: Where Elton John was Born

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Harrow has, as the past months has shown, no shortage of famous figures – which is why it is no small thing to say that the subject of this week’s article is one of the borough’s most famous. The subject of this week’s article is a pop icon known across the world, one whose formative… Read more »

The Real Scrooge: Daniel Dancer, Harrow’s Notorious Miser

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The Christmas season is now upon us – and with it, comes plenty of roasted turkeys, crackers, bright decorations, and, of course, gifts and gift-giving. It is because of this that this week’s article focuses on one of the borough’s most famous (and notorious) figures – a man who was so scrupulously uncharitable, so obsessively… Read more »