the epitome of “essex girls” and “essex boys”, mostly because it’s in essex. spawned the phrase “harlow facelift”, which is when the girlies pull their hair into a high ponytail so tight that the skin on their face is lifted up. they all wear adidas trackies (males and females), and every female over the age of 12 has children. note the plural for that.
the children tend to be called “cawt-nay”, “jaw-dun”, or “mee-sheow”. as a friend of mine once said, only in ‘arlow (as the locals pronounce it) can the only nightclub be affectionately referred to as “the dive”. if they aren’t at The Dive then the chavs and chavettes of ‘arlow are lapping the one-way system in their s**t boy racer pink cars with their badass sahnd systems and their pre-teen fiancees.
as elton john once sang, “saturday night’s alright (for fighting)”, and where better to see it than ‘arlow. because believe me, you will.