Secrets of Grim’s Dyke: Playwrights, Romans, Spies?

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Few places in Harrow have as quite an expansive history as Grim’s Dyke does. Though now a hotel, the Old Redding estate has, as far back as two millennia, been the site of some of the most notable activity in the local area. The house for which the land is now known for was built… Read more »

The Harrow Gunpowder Plot, 1805

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It was Easter in 1805, and Doctor Joseph Drury, aged fifty-five was stepping down from his position as Head Master of Harrow School. It was a post that he had held for some twenty years, and to great success – having gained much popularity amongst the students of the school. But his retirement meant a… Read more »

The Death of Thomas Port, 1838

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Bright rose the morn and vig’rous’ rose poor Port.  Gay on the Train he used his wonted sport: Ere noon arrived his mangled form they bore, With pain distorted and o’erwhelmed with gore: When evening came to close the fatal day, A mutilated corpse the sufferer lay.   Amidst the headstones and the grass of… Read more »

The Pagans of Harrow on the Hill

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Harrow on the Hill is perhaps Harrow’s most defining landmark – the home of its famous school; the location of the church whose steeple can be seen across the borough. For many, if not most, Harrow is its hill, and the hill is Harrow. Yet, as it turns out, the hill may have also importance… Read more »

Community Spotlight: Harrow Parkrun

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Are you regular runner, or maybe just the occasional jogger? Have you been intending for months – maybe even years – to get into it, or maybe you’ve never run a bus in your whole life? Either way, whatever the case, there’s a growing community by the name of Harrow Parkrun that you’ll want to… Read more »

CLOISTER WOOD DEVELOPMENT LAUNCH THIS SATURDAY! (10th OCTOBER)

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Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition (Explicit Content – ADULTS ONLY!) by Exploding Kittens (604) Buy new: £19.99 £15.99 2 used & new from £15.99 Exploding Kittens NOT SAFE FOR WORK Edition is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and boob wizards and sometimes butts. This NSFW Edition of Exploding Kittens is… Read more »

THE BOROUGH OF HARROW SWIMMING CLUB 2015 NATIONAL REPORT

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National 2015 Report DATE:  Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Over the past two weeks 7 of our swimmers have represented our club at the British Summer Nationals & English National Championships. Our representatives included Pavan Marwaha, Honey Butterworth, Ben Hooper, Youssef Nkrumah, Rory Duncan, Taylor Lovelock and Sean Kelly. Nationals have been run differently this year… Read more »

DANIEL DANCER, HARROW’S VERY OWN SCROOGE!

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Daniel Dancer: The Miser Of Harrow The miser known as Daniel Dancer is still known today as one of the most infamous Harrow citizens who ever lived. This farming community was approximately fifteen kilometers outside of London, and it was considered a fairly pleasant, quiet place to live. Dancer was the exception to that. His… Read more »

NEW HARROW ONLINE SITE LAUNCHES!

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Welcome all to the brand new Harrow Online website. We’re still young so expect a few changes here and there, feel free to join in our discussions on Facebook and Twitter. Register to automatically sign up for our newsletters and updates. See you all very soon!! Sussed All Sorts (Conversations You Have Never Had) (Family… Read more »