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What makes Welwyn Garden City special for you? Join us on Saturday 6th November when Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust links up with the nationwide Big Draw. Come and create your picture of something you think is significant about the town.

The Big Draw

The Trust has had some more fascinating material to add to its archive as a result of the ongoing 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.

Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier hated the cites of their time with an overwhelming passion. All three went on to become urban planning’s greatest visionaries. Only one of the three, however, motivated by the poverty and slum conditions suffered by so many in the late Victorian era , went on to write ‘Garden Cities of Tomorrow’, a book that became the most influential publication in the history of 20th century town planning. Welwyn Garden City is an outstanding demonstration of that vision and the reason why we need to celebrate it and protect its heritage.

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Angela EserinAs the workloads being generated by the various projects has steadily increased it became obvious that more and expert help was needed. So the Trustees were delighted when Angela Eserin accepted their invitation to join them.

Children Playing in Parkway Close

We are now well over half way through our year long Where Do You Think You Live? project encompassing the oral memory recordings, House Detectives housing research and the photography element of current and archive images of the town.

To celebrate this fact and to enable us to share what has been discovered so far we are holding a social event in the Terrace Suite, Campus West on Thursday 7th April at 7.30pm.

Adrian GurneyA new arrival was welcomed by the Trust recently and will be a major asset in the various activities now facing it. Many residents will remember Adrian from his time in Rooks Hill when he commuted to London where he was a senior member of the Ove Arup team, a major worldwide planning consultancy.

Fundraising ThermometerWe all know how lucky we are to live in Welwyn Garden City. You may be surprised to learn, however, that many people throughout Europe know this too and want to spread the word across the continent about how special garden cities really are.

The Memories below were contributed to the Trust's archive by Cecil C. They are a fascinating account of an evacuee sent to live in Welwyn Garden City in 1940.