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Harlow's History and Geography - References & Acknowledgements

References for the Old Harlow pages

Bateman, Linley (ed.) (1969) History Of Harlow. Harlow: Harlow Development Corporation.

Beard, Douglas (2005) People and Places of Harlow 1900 - 1975. Harlow: Museum of Harlow.

Bowyer, Michael J.F. (1979) Action Stations I: Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1939-1945. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens.

France, N.E. and B.M. Gobel (1985) The Romano-British Temple at Harlow. West Essex Archaeological Group.

Harlow District Council (1994) The Way We Worked: Memories of first years at work in and around Old Harlow 1920-1945.

Jones, Ian (1992) The Book Of Harlow. Baron Birch.

Jones, Ian (1988) Domesday Book and Harlow. Harlow Museum Occasional Paper No. 2. Harlow: Harlow District Council.

Kelly's Directory of Essex (1874, 1878, 1882, 1890, 1908, 1922, 1933) London: Kelly's Directories Limited.

Lake, Hazel (1996) The Arkwrights of Harlow.

Lake, Hazel (ed.) (2010) A History of Mark Hall Manor: The Site of the Museum of Harlow. Harlow: The Friends of Harlow Museum.

Priest, Jim (1980) Parndon Recollections. Harlow: Harlow Development Corporation.

Smith, Graham (1996) Essex Airfields in the Second World War. Newbury, Berks.: Countryside Books.

Taylor, George (1995) Harlow. The Archive Photographs Series. Chalford, Gloucestershire: Chalford Press.

Verrells, Johanna (ed.) (1994) The Way We Worked: Memories of first years at work in and around Old Harlow, 1920 - 1945. Harlow: Harlow District Council.

Victoria History of the Counties of England (1983) A History of the County of Essex. University of London Institute of Historical Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wellings, Rosemary (1984) Harlow In Old Picture Postcards. Saltbommel, Netherlands: European Library.

References for the Harlow New Town pages

Aldridge, Meryl (1979) The British New Towns: A Programme Without A Policy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Aldridge, Meryl (1996) 'Only demi-paradise? Women in garden cities and new towns'. Planning Perspectives 11: 23-39.

Alexander, Anthony (2009) Britain's New Towns: Garden Cities to Sustainable Communities. London: Routledge

Anonymous (1967) 'Factory Fresh!'. House Beautiful For Young Homemakers. October: 3, 44-49.

Attfield, Judy (1989) 'Inside Pram Town: A case study of Harlow house interiors, 1951-1961'. In J. Attfield and P. Kirkham (eds.) A View From The Interior: Women and Design. London: Women's Press.

Clarke, Peter (2004) Hope and Glory. Britain 1900-2000. London: Penguin

Collins, Larry and Dominique LaPierre (1975) Freedom at Midnight. London: Book Club Associates.

Gibberd, Frederick (1980) The Design Of Harlow. Harlow: Harlow District Council.

Gibberd, Frederick, Ben Hyde Harvey, Len White et al. (1980) Harlow: The Story Of A New Town. Stevenage: Publications for Companies.

Hubbard, Phil (2010) "Darren Hayman & The Secondary Moderns' 'Pram Town' ". Cultural Geographies 17: 407-414.

Lloyd, T.O. (2002) Empire, Welfare State, Europe. History of the United Kingdom 1906-2001. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marwick, Arthur (2000) A History of the Modern British Isles 1914-1999 Oxford: Blackwell.

Schaffer, Fred. (1970) The New Town Story. London: McGibbon Kee.

Sparke, Penney (1995) As Long As It's Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste. New York: Harper Collins.


Creation of this website would have been impossible without the expertise, generosity and enthusiastic support of Mr. David Devine, Local History Officer at the Museum of Harlow.

Revision of this website during my sabbatical leave in 2010-2011 was made possible by the continued willingness of David Pippy, Online Student Recruitment Coordinator in the Office of Student Recruitment, Memorial University of Newfoundland to devote hours of his personal time to what must have seemed the impossible task of teaching me how to use SiteBuilder.

Valuable insights were provided by the late Mr. Vince Dunn, former publican of The Marquis of Granby. Vince introduced me to Mr. Robert Mead, another fount of useful and interesting information.

The staff of MUN UK has always provided assistance to this project. Most recently Dawn Bird cheerfully scanned a large collection of new images for me – above and beyond the call of duty. Jacqui Blythin has always been happy to share with me her inexhaustible store of memories of Harlow.

Michael Dyke and Colin Porcher, Old Harlovians, helped me understand the past history of St. John's House and Cottage.

Additional background material, and some pictures, have been provided by Mark and David Scott, Adrian and John Whittaker, Kay and Greg Holmes, Dave Morgan and John Graham, the architect responsible for the conversion of The Maltings and St. John's House and Cottage.

And finally, Barbara Ford and Jerome Masterson of The Crown provided good food and drink when required.

To everybody, many thanks.


Table of Contents
Harlow's History and Geography
Introduction & The Origins of Harlow The Structure of Harlow Industry

Second World War Airfields
Walks Around Harlow
Market Street & St. John's Walk Fore Street, Park Hill, London & Station Roads High Street
Churchgate Street
Harlow New Town
The Origins of the New Town Programme Important Developments in Harlow New Town
References & Acknowledgements
Photo Gallery