On March 25th in 1947 Lewis Silkin MP, Minister for Town & Country Planning signed the Designation Order that was the official starting document for the construction of a New Town at Harlow. To mark the 75th anniversary of this historic event Harlow Civic Society is organising a led walk.

  • The  walk will be on Friday 25th March, starting at 2.00pm.
  • It will start and finish outside Moot House, The Stow, CM20 3AG
  • Distance is 4 miles, approximately, and should take about 2 hours.
  • Itinerary: A walk in Frederick Gibberd’s footsteps. To look at Harlow now and consider how it looked in 1947. A stroll through history, hope fully brought to life by our leader, John Curry, who knows a bit about Harlow, but not nearly as much as you. Your memories will be welcomed as we walk and talk.
  • The walk is free to all, just turn up. No need to book.
  • Parking is available nearby. A fee is payable at Harlow council carparks.
  • The route is all on tarmac and is reasonably flat.
  • We look forward to your company, your memories of Harlow and a fine afternoon.

If you have any queries or want to let us know that you will be joining us, please email contact@harlowcivicsociety.org.uk.

Friday 25th March 2022. 75th Anniversary of Designation Day.

One thought on “Walk on 75th Anniversary of Designation Day

  1. How interesting! I do hope John is recorded. He is one of the most interesting men I have ever met.

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