Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
BBC ESSEX
Scope and Content:
Title: Harlow Project; Reminiscences of Stan Newens
Speaker(s): Newens, Stan
Date of recording: /2/87
Addl.documentation: Biographical note
Depositor: BBC Essex
Restrictions:BBC
Synopsis of tape: Family move from Bethnal Green to North Weald in 1939; reaction against proposed new towns at Harlow and Ongar; moved to Harlow in 1976; expectations of Londoners; 'New Town Blues' amongst minority; political situation; recollection of hearing 1945 Election result and Labour victory; Labour movement on Epping RDC and Parish Councils; local personalities, e.g. Alf Brown, Constituency agent; mobilisation in favour of New Town; Harlow Defence Association in opposition; role of Lady Gibberd, Harlow UDC. and Len Manning, MP for Epping; outstanding success of Harlow as a new community with community spirit; subsequent changes; closure of factories or conversion to shops, consequent loss of work; commuting out of Harlow resulting in compromise of original success; current status as a dormitory town; continuing need for more garages and land for building houses.
Dates of Creation:
1987

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Labour Party Harlow Project; Reminiscences of Stan Newens 1987
Subjects Local government Harlow Project; Reminiscences of Stan Newens 1987
Subjects Politics Harlow Project; Reminiscences of Stan Newens 1987
Document Types Sound recording Harlow Project; Reminiscences of Stan Newens 1987