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 »

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 »

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 »

The Past and Future of the Harrow Arts Centre

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The Arts Centre is a well-known landmark in the modern Harrow landscape. Yet I know that I, for one, have long been aware of the site, without ever really giving the impressive buildings their due – or, as it turns out, the history its due. The centre has a history extending back far, even beyond… Read more »

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 »

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 »