New heritage signboards which help tell the story of Harlow before and after it became a new town have been installed across the town. A total of 15 boards have been put in as part of the council’s priority to restore pride in the town by replacing old signage around the town with new.

Among the stories the signboards tell are:

• The Harlow Temple site in River Way which dates to the days of the Roman Empire

• The Stow, the new town’s first neighbourhood centre, which opened in 1952

• The Lawn, post-WW2 Britain’s first tower block

• Potter Street and its historical past in pottery production dating back to Roman and medieval times

• Old Harlow and its history going back to the 12th century