WW1 Exhibition

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.

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WGC Residents Survey

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.

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Over 1000 visitors for 'WDYTWW?' Exhibition

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.

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Open For Business!

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

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WGC Light Railway

The Trust has been given a copy of the Industrial Railway Society's Industrial Railway Record No. 62 dated October 1975 containing a fascinating article on the WGC Light Railway written by Alan M.Clarke which is reproduced below.

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Further Donations to the Archive

The Trust is continuing to receive unusual and interesting items to add to it's archive thanks to the kindness of people wanting to contribute to the current 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project focusing on the early manufacturing companies that operated in Welwyn Garden City between 1920-1960.

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Third Garden City Lecture - book now!

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.

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Free Church Heritage Roadshow

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.

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