In the year that Harlow is planning major developments in the town, Essex County Council have published their strategy for preserving the green spaces of the county, and the world is waking up to the implications of climate change, Harlow Civic Society are focusing their events mainly on the greenness of our town, its landscaping, and opportunities for ecological sustainability in town settings.

AUGUST 22nd A Walk through Harlow

Start at the Passmores House car park, off Third Avenue, at 6pm

John Curry will lead one of his famous walks that will take in not only a walk through the nature that abounds in Harlow but will also take in some important architectural features. 

The walk will be about 3 miles in distance,  duration about 2 hours, a gentle stroll with stops along the way. Note that there will be no toilets or refreshments en route. 


Isobel Urquhart will discuss the implications and possibilities for nature based solutions for ecological sustainability in an urban setting.

Previous Talks this year:

THURSDAY JUNE 20th     The landscaping of Harlow New Town:  the work of Dame Sylvia Crowe, DBE.

Harlow Museum,  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

David Devine, Archivist, will describe the significant contribution Dame Sylvia Crowe, Landscape Architect, made to the look of Harlow New Town.  The audience will be invited to consider how the principles of landscaping might be preserved in future developments of the town.   

THURSDAY JULY 25TH     Celebrating Harlow:  memories of the 40thand 70thAnniversary Celebrations.

Harlow Museum, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Jake Shepherd will present findings from his research with Harlow residents about their memories of Harlow’s two anniversary celebrations.  The audience at his talk will be invited to share their own memories and bring along memorabilia and photographs. 

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