During 2010-2011 the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust ran a community project called 'Where Do You Think You Live?' to encourage residents to learn about the history and development of the Welwyn Garden City. Material generated by this year long project was exhibited at Oaklands College in July 2011.
There were three elements to the project:
House Detectives - encouraging residents to investigate the history of their homes using archive material from HALS, WGC Library local studies and Mill Green Museum.
Memories - early residents contributed their recollections of the town which were digitally recorded as oral histories by a team of volunteers. Priority was given to capturing those whose memories dated back furthest but all were welcome to participate.
Photography - the Trust collected material on Welwyn Garden City from photographs and other documents that were loaned for scanning or donated outright to the Trust's archive.
Click on the audio clips below to listen to memories of WGC home life that were gathered during 'Where Do You Think You Live?'.