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The Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust is taking part in the 2015 Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair, which takes place on Saturday 17th October in the Howard Centre. There will be a wealth of heritage groups taking part with 14 stands in the central space between the escalators, so please do come along and take a look around.

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Three new banners for the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project exhibition!
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Cresta Silks display with dresses from Mill Green Museum and a local resident - thanks to John Lewis for loaning us the mannequins! In the background more Cresta items and project work from Sherrardswood School pupils who looked at some of the Cresta fabric designs then created their own contemporary designs.
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On Wednesday 25th June renowned international planner, Andres Duany, will 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.

Lord Salisbury will introduce the event which is being organised jointly by the Welwyn Garden Society and the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust. This will be the third in the lecture series 'Towards A New Garden City' and will take place at the Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West.

For further details please visit the Trust's website at:
http://www.welwyngarden-heritage.org/news/recent/600-third-garden-city-lecture-book-now

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The Fourth Garden City Lecture will be on Wed 13th May in the Hawthorne Theatre, WGC. Dr Nick Falk whose URBED co-op were the winners of the Wolfson Economics Prize 2014 for proposals to build new Garden Cities, will be the speaker. The event is a joint promotion with the WGC Society.

Especially relevant are the questions Nick faced for the Wolfson Economics Prize submission including:

Where will our children live?
Is the answer to keep making our towns bigger or should we build completely new towns?
Will the future bring a decent home for the few but not the many?
Should they be like Welwyn Garden City?
How can we afford the roads, railways and schools?
What about jobs or will it mean long costly commutes?

Solutions that emerged from Nick's work are startling and exciting, and will provide the audience with food for thought over how WGC could respond to demands for a major expansion of its housing.

You will soon be able to book your seats in the theatre via the Campus West website, by phone or by calling into the box office. We will let you know when booking opens.

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The Trust is taking part in the WGC Town Centre Fun Day on 31st August from noon till 4pm on The Campus roundabout!

Do come along and say hello if you're in town that Saturday - and if you'd like to help out with our current 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project its a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved.

The photo below shows how one youngster had fun in 1929! Thanks to Clifford for donating this picture of himself in the back garden of his parents home in Handside Lane.

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Harwood Hill School's Year 3 work looking into the Welwyn Dairy and Welwyn Builders Ltd - we were really pleased that several pupils have brought their parents along to the exhibition to show what they produced as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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This photograph showing 'Forest trees of the old hedgerow retained' beside WGC housing designed by Louis de Soissons appears in several publications including 'Housing Manual 1949' produced by the Ministry of Health and 'Your House On View - Our Homes & Their Setting' published 1957 by the Council for the Preservation of Rural England. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Tony F as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked? project.
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The Mill Green Museum is hosting the exhibition “The QEII Hospital... ...taking a look back” which commemorates 52 years of service in the community by the QEII hospital. Featuring memories of staff and patients, it is based on the new book 'The QEII - A Hospital’s Story' by Angela Eserin. The exhibition is on from 4th October - 15th November 2015. The museum is open Tuesday - Thursday 10am-5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 2-5pm. Admission: Adults £3.50, Children free.

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Angela Eserin chatting with some of the exhibition visitors at the "contributors' event" held at the Mill Green Mill & Museum on 5th October 2015 to thank those who donated their memories and/or memorabilia to the QEII Hospital Memories project. The centrepiece on the table is a cake made in the shape of QEII.
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On 5th October Mill Green Mill and Museum held a special event for contributors to the QEII Hospital Memories project. It was a chance for QEII friends and colleagues to get together as well as enjoy the QEII exhibition, which runs until 15th November 2015
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The Countess of Verulam is pictured here being presented with a copy of 'The QEII- A Hospital's Story' by Angela Eserin at the Mill Green Mill & museum exhibition preview evening.
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Visitors at the "contributors' event" on 5th October at Mill Green Mill & Museum watching a slideshow of images and listening to memories of the QEII Hospital.
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Parcel delivery at the project office - more material for our exhibition next week in the Howard Centre!
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Fingers firmly crossed we've got everything for our display at the Howard Centre, WGC today... Do come along and say hello if you're in town - we'll be located near M&S - find out how the Where Do You Think We Worked? project is progressing and how you can get involved!

This is another image from David's donation of Studio Lisa photographs - he is the young model picked on the right - though we have to confess the original picture is not in colour!

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Virginia 'mic'd up' ready to give her lasted talk on the 'Where Do You Think We Worked' project to Welwyn Hatfield U3A members.
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U3A members meeting at the Breaks Manor Youth Centre in Hatfield on Wednesday 7th May where about 150 members were given a talk on the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project by Virginia.
 
 
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