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 »

Whitefriars in Harrow

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Though the Kodak Factory is – or, indeed, was – well known for its presence in Harrow (more on that here), there was also another local industrial site that remains less so, one that met the same fate as Kodak only decades prior. Its name was Whitefrairs Glassworks – a national treasure of industry, having… Read more »

The Chalk Mines beneath Pinner

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For many, the White Cliffs of Dover are the quintessential part of the British nation. As tall, sheer walls of white chalk that shine in the sun, their image is as striking and as it has been symbolic – an icon of the island nation as a whole, and of all the history that comes… Read more »

A History of Kodak in Harrow

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In 1943, George Eastman, American innovator and the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, was dying. An illness of the spine was killing him, causing great pain and leaving him unable to move properly. Haunted by the pain his mother went through in her final years over twenty years prior, Eastman was driven into a… Read more »