Lottery Boost For Town's Heritage

Absolute delight was how the Trustees of the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust (WGHT) greeted the ‘fantastic’ news that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) had approved their bid for £50,000. The funding is to support a broad ranging heritage project in Welwyn Garden City.

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20 “In the Can”

CanThat was how Dennis Lewis described the state of play with the ‘Thanks for the Memory’ programme. Another 23 are listed for collection between now and the end of the year. “Ambitious”, was Dennis’ comment on that
target “but do-able with a bit of luck.”

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Have you seen this?

Suspicion is growing that the delivery of the new Estate Management Scheme booklets by a council contractor have not been done. Everyone in the EMS area should have had a copy put through their door but many residents have not yet seen one.

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A Truly Memorable Visit

The Garden City welcomed back one of its long-lost residents last month when Anthony Titford returned for a visit after a 75 year absence. Mr Titford, now 92, left Welwyn Garden in 1934 when Parkway was little more than a road with a few flower beds and the White Bridge had only just been built.

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First Major Grant For Trust

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.

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The Dream becomes Reality!

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.

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