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Mill Green Museum is kindly allowing the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust to join in with its ‘Memory Lane’ event in the museum grounds on Sunday 12th June 2016 from 2-5pm.

The Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust has had many wonderful Guide & Brownie memories and photos donated to its archive. Now the current Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Guessens District, WGC are closer to their dream of a new hut.

Please join us at the Healthfest in WGC town centre this Saturday between 11am - 3pm. The Trust will have a stand inside the Howard Centre in the main atrium by the down escalator. We hope that you will pay us a visit to catch up will forthcoming events and the latest information on the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.

27th June 2016 is the confirmed date for the 5th Garden City Lecture. We are delighted that it will be given by Ursula Howard, great granddaughter of Ebenezer Howard.

The Trust will be celebrating it's 10th birthday at the end of this year - to get things underway we will have a display stand at the Howard Centre in Howardsgate, WGC on Saturday 8th October 2016 between 10am - 4pm.

The Trust is taking part in the WGC HealthFest taking place on Saturday 21st May between 11am - 3pm outside the Howard Centre. This free event aims to help raise awareness of the many things that contribute to being healthy, keeping fit and feeling good!

Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a 14 month long project to investigate the history of leisure in Welwyn Garden City from 1920 through to 1970.

On Saturday 16th April the Trust will be holding a drop in session at WGC Library from 10am - 3pm. We hope that you will come along to find out how our 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project is progressing - if you have any memories or memorabilia related to WGC clubs and societies that were operating between the 1920s-1970s please do bring them along!

The Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust is taking part in the Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair taking place this Saturday 17th October between 10am - 4pm in the Howard Centre.

WGC Library will be hosting an exhibition in remembrance of 'Local Lives In The Great War' - the time and place before Welwyn Garden City was built.

The story of Roche and its architecture with special reference to the sadly neglected building in Broadwater Road, WGC provided a fascinating evening for some 50 people on Tuesday 29th September 2015.

Over eight hundred visitors so far! Thanks to all who have called by to see our exhibition in the Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City.

Following on from the success of the previous drop in event held at WGC Library the Trust is holding another - this time at the Free Church, Church Road, WGC on Saturday 5th April.

Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust displayed some of the material gathered during the ‘Where Do You Think We Worked?’ project in an exhibition, which ran from 17th - 23rd July. The show was held in the old Bookshop unit at the Howard Centre thanks to the support of the centre management.

The recent New Towns Festival was a joint project between the University of Hertfordshire, the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre and Milton Keynes Council, sponsored by the AHRC.

On Wednesday 7th May 2014 around 150 members of the Welwyn Hatfield U3A attended a meeting at the Breaks Manor Youth Centre in Hatfield.

This iconic factory on Broadwater Road is the only example of Otto Salvisberg's designs in the UK. Now sadly neglected and in need of significant renovation, as can be seen in the picture below, the building still retains the stamp of a design by a special architect.

WGC Library drop in poster

The Trust will be at WGC Library on Saturday 1st Feb between 9am - 3pm as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.

The Trust's recent Heritage Roadshow event on 5th April at the Free Church in WGC attracted around 75 visitors many of whom brought along material to add to the Trust's archive or signed up to be interviewed about their memories of working for one (or more!) of the early WGC industries.

Planners, architects, politicians, students and lovers of garden cities are expected to flock to Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday 25th June 2014. The attraction will be the arrival of renowned international planner, Andres Duany, to give a presentation on his submission to the Wolfson Prize Committee. The prize asks entrants to write an essay on how they would deliver a new garden city which is visionary, economically viable and popular.