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 »

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 »