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10th Birthday Party

10th Birthday Party

Wednesday 15th February 2017 saw a gathering held to celebrate 10 years of the WGC Heritage Trust. Joint founders Dennis Lewis and Tony Skottowe gave short speeches recalling the start of the organisa...

Over 900 Visitors To Project Exhibition

Over 900 Visitors To Project Exhibition

Thanks to all who visited our exhibition in Sainsbury’s, which has now ended. The show ran from Saturday 4th February for one week until Friday 10th February 2017.

WGC - A Dramatic Town

WGC - A Dramatic Town

'WGC - A Dramatic Town', the latest book by Robert Gill, has just been published by the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.

News

A rare addition to the Trust's archive

A rare addition to the Trust's archive

This rare 1919 plan, labelled as "the portions of the Panshanger Estate situate adjoining the villages of Stanborough, Lemsfordmills and Digswell Water. Lots 1 to 25. The sale by auction by Messrs Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard", was brought along to the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' exhibitio...

Garden City Heritage

History

History

Welwyn Garden City, as its name suggests, is a garden city, founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City, and designed by Louis de Soissons.

Archive

Aerial images of Shredded Wheat Factory

Aerial images of Shredded Wheat Factory

Another recent addition to the Trust's growing collection of material on the history and development of Welwyn Garden City is a set of twelve colour negatives that contain aerial shots of the Shredded Wheat Factory in Broadwater Road.

Events

Donations arrive during exhibition

Donations arrive during exhibition

As has happened with previous displays the Trust’s recent ‘Where Do You Think We Played?’ exhibition at Sainsbury’s has prompted further donations of material for the WGC Heritage Trust archive.

Three Magnets ® Projects

New WGC heritage trails

New WGC heritage trails

 

Following on from the release of the film ‘Welwyn Garden City ~ A Brave Vision’ in DVD format the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust has now issued 3 heritage trail booklets.

Donated Material

George Manifold & Ferramic Industries Ltd

George Manifold & Ferramic Industries Ltd

Gillian recently got in touch with the Trust via our Facebook page and sent us this image of her dad George Manifold in front of the factory doors of Ferramic Industries Ltd.

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