The Trust is taking part in a FREE event run by the University of Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre and Milton Keynes Council, sponsored by the AHRC celebrating the New Towns of the United Kingdom and acting as a catalyst for future joint working and sharing of best practice.
Bringing the past into the future: This innovative Seminar & Guided tour, now rescheduled to take place 26th November 2013 from 10am-4pm, examines the continuing relevance of WGC in designing and delivering new settlements in the UK - a current hot topic.
On Saturday 21st May 2011 a talk was held in the Dorothy Hess Room in WGC Library. The speaker was Lewis Stockwell who is a research student at the University of Hertfordshire and had agreed to pass on his experience of using the archives at WGC Library and at Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies at County Hall, Hertford.
On Tuesday 8th March 2011 a group of our House Detectives visited the Mill Green Museum to see the archive material held there relating to Welwyn Garden City and to take in the current exhibitions such as the Brave New Vision: 90 years birthday of Welwyn Garden City and Open all Hours; Shopping in Welwyn Hatfield. This was part of a series of talks and other events that the Trust has been running for the Where Do You Think You Live? project with help from HALS, WGC Library local studies & Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service. If you are interested in finding out more about the history of your WGC home or would like to volunteer to help with someone else's research please do get in touch.
My Visit to Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
By Rosie Peeke, aged 7
"We decided to find out more about our new house by becoming House Detectives for the day at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies library at County Hall. Susan Flood gave us a tour of all of the different rooms so we could see what was there.
On 24th April Tony Skottowe gave a talk to a group arranged by the Loughton Festival & Herts & Essex Architectural Society - the Festival secretary/organiser having come across the Trust's website and decided to book a speaker.