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“Ebenezer Howard: Who do we think he was and how did he do it?” is the title of the latest Garden City Lecture. This year we are delighted that it will be given by Ursula Howard, great granddaughter of Sir Ebenezer Howard, at the Focolare Centre, Parkway, WGC AL8 6JG on Monday 27 June 2016 at 7:30pm.

Dr Nick FalkBooking is now open for the Fourth Garden City Lecture will be on Wed 13th May 2015 at 7.30pm in the Hawthorne Theatre, WGC. Dr Nick Falk whose URBED co-op were the winners of the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014 for proposals to build new Garden Cities, will be the speaker. The event is a joint promotion with the WGC Society.

WGC Development Corporation plan showing existing & proposed areas of development

Agnieszka Supiya is a Quantity Surveying student at London South Bank University conducting research for her MSc dissertation regarding comparisons between garden cities and other towns in Hertfordshire. If you are a resident of WGC she would be very grateful for your assistance in obtaining some information about the town. She has kindly agreed to send the Trust a copy of her findings for our archive - so please do help if you can.

The Trust is very grateful to Denman International Ltd who have contributed a collection of material relating to the Denman Companies that were once located in WGC to the Trust's archive.

Or should that read 'Isn't that... ?' We all thoroughly enjoyed the programme but just in case there are some amongst you who missed the BBC1 'Who Do You Think You are?' episode broadcast in July featuring Una Stubbs we thought we'd remind you that it is still available to view on the BBC iPlayer.

Ploughing on what will become British Lead Mills site

British Lead is one of the oldest companies in Welwyn Garden City...

We have had our first donation to the Where Do You Think We Worked? project - the donor has even been rash enough to volunteer to help out with the project as well!

The Weltech Business Centre

The Trust's second community project started officially on June 1st. Entitled 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' it encourages as many people as possible to help us discover the industrial history of Welwyn Garden City during the years 1920-1960.

After some time spent developing the final aims & objectives of the proposed Trust for embodying in its Memorandum and Articles of Association, application forms were filed with the Charity Commissioners and Companies House this week to set up ‘ The Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust ‘.  A small signing ceremony took place on Monday 2nd October as the trustees gathered together to formally complete the process that began last May.

Celebrations were the order of the day as news came through of a gift large enough to enable the purchase of recording equipment for the project to collect memories.