After some time spent developing the final Aims & Objectives of the proposed Trust application forms were filed with the Charity Commissioners and Companies House this week (2nd October 2006) to set up the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust.
1. All three are in the ‘other’ Conservation Area in Beehive Green. 2. Left hand pair are Handside Green
3. Right Hand picture is Guessens Walk. 4. Numbers 2 and 4 Handside Lane being built.
Duncan is one of the many generous contributors to the Trust's archive. As well as recording his earliest memories of the town he allowed us to scan a number of his personal photographs giving glimpses of life growing up in Gainswood. These included a wonderful set of pictures of a coronation street party, the boys brigade and Peartree School. He also had a collection of early postcards of the town which you can view below.
Following receipt of the substantial funds last month the Trustees moved quickly to purchase top-line equipment, such as that used by leading museums, to enable them to record residents recollections of their early life in Welwyn Garden City. First priority is to teach volunteers how to use the equipment and to organise protocols for interviewing residents with stories to tell.
Welwyn Garden City birthday celebrations continue with an event in the town centre on Saturday the 11th of September. The event takes place from 12pm to 6pm in the town centre and will include fun and games for all ages: a giant inflatable assault course and high slide, outdoor roller rink, a cake competition, town trail treasure hunt, live music, artists, the Fine Food and Craft Market, funfair rides, balloon modellers, face painting, a multicoloured fountain and much more.