Mill Green Museum is kindly allowing the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust to join in with its ‘Memory Lane’ event in the museum grounds on Sunday 12th June 2016 from 2-5pm.
Please join us at the Healthfest in WGC town centre this Saturday between 11am - 3pm. The Trust will have a stand inside the Howard Centre in the main atrium by the down escalator. We hope that you will pay us a visit to catch up will forthcoming events and the latest information on the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
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.
The Trust is taking part in the WGC HealthFest taking place on Saturday 21st May between 11am - 3pm outside the Howard Centre. This free event aims to help raise awareness of the many things that contribute to being healthy, keeping fit and feeling good!
Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a 14 month long project to investigate the history of leisure in Welwyn Garden City from 1920 through to 1970.
This iconic factory on Broadwater Road is the only example of Otto Salvisberg's designs in the UK. Now sadly neglected and in need of significant renovation, as can be seen in the picture below, the building still retains the stamp of a design by a special architect.
On Saturday 16th April the Trust will be holding a drop in session at WGC Library from 10am - 3pm. We hope that you will come along to find out how our 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project is progressing - if you have any memories or memorabilia related to WGC clubs and societies that were operating between the 1920s-1970s please do bring them along!
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.
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.
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.