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Barnfield Road street party - 1940s - children and adults (and wandering dog). Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Kay H as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Barnfield Road street party - 1940s - mainly adults (one child on the far right and seated dog on the left). Most of the men are seated and many of them are holding or wearing a flower. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Kay H as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Blakemere Road Children's Coronation Party - June 2nd 1953 - souvenir. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Robert W as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live? project.
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Blakemere Road Children's Coronation Party - June 2nd 1953 - souvenir. These pages include a list of names and a photograph of the children who attended the event. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Robert W as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live? project.
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Blakemere Road Children's Coronation Party - June 2nd 1953 - souvenir. These pages include a list of names and a photograph of the children who attended the event. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Robert W as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live? project.
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The boating lake at King George V playing fields was intended for model boats. Ernie S, who donated this image dated c1951 to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive, told us that it quickly became an unofficial paddling pool despite occasional accidents caused by broken glass and by the fact that the water was never treated against bacteria infection! Homestead Lane housing can be seen in the background.
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Celebrating the Coronation in 1953 this photo shows the residents of Wellcroft Road in party mode (note the prefab homes in the background).Our thanks to Terry E for donating this image to the Trust's archive during the 'Where Do You Think We Worked? project.
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1953 Coronation Souvenir - a photograph folder to protect those memorable pictures!
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A receptive audience for the children's entertainment - part of the Coronation celebrations at Wellcroft Road in 1953.Our thanks to Terry E for allowing us to scan this item and add it to the Trust's archive during the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Wellcroft Road 1953 Coronation celebrations - boys racing with David Evans (in braces) in the centre of this picture.Our thanks to Terry for donating this image to the Trust's archive during the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Wellcroft Road 1953 Coronation celebrations - a girls race with Pat Evans in the lead! Our thanks to Terry for donating this image to the Trust's archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Cranborne Gardens celebrates the Coronation on 2nd June 1953. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Jan (who was 3 years old when this photograph was taken) as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Cranborne Gardens celebrates the Coronation on 2nd June 1953. Crouching on the left is local councillor Palacio next to Jan (aged 3) who donated this photograph to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Cranborne Gardens celebrates the Coronation on 2nd June 1953. Jan (pictured here aged 3) donated this photograph to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Cranborne Gardens celebrates the Coronation on 2nd June 1953. Jan (pictured here on right aged 3) donated this photograph to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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A street party in Downfields held to mark the 1953 Coronation - the children here are in fancy dress. David B donated this image - note the boy to the right of centre (Colin) is dressed as Edmund Hillary who had just conquered Mount Everest.
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Reg B donated this picture to the Trust's archive - it was taken in 1930 at a Fancy Dress Parade (both the 'bride' and groom are boys).
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The 20-35 Club organised a 'Crazy Dance' at Woodhall Community Centre attended by the Festival Queen (pictured nearest camera) and her attendants. This was part of the Festival of Britain celebrations held in the town in June 1951. This image was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Gordon S during the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
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The Queen Mother visited WGC in 1970 (50th anniversary of the town) and presented some of the earliest residents with commemorative tankards. The gentleman pictured receiving his tankard is Fred Hopkins.Our thanks to Evelyn B for donating this image to the Trust's archive.
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The WGC 'Pioneers' who were presented with commemorative tankards by the Queen Mother in May 1970. Fred Hopkins is in the front row 4th from the left. Sid Bunnage is 1st left in the front row (Sid was a carpenter employed by Welwyn Builders). Picture donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Evelyn B (Fred's daughter) as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Girls' Naval Training Corps band photographed in Longcroft Lane (c1950s). Digital donation to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Kay H during the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Goblins Green street party to celebrate Victory in Europe (VE) Day - Tuesday 8 May 1945. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Paula E as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Keep Fit teams for various WGC industries - dated 1944. Studios Lisa photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Keep Fit teams for various WGC industries - dated 1944. Studios Lisa photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Keep Fit team - dated 1945. Studio Lisa photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Keep Fit team display - dated 1945. Studio Lisa photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Keep Fit teams for various WGC industries - dated 1945. Studios Lisa photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Members of the Peartree Girls Club on what appears to be a carnival float - photograph dated c1950 and donated to the Trust archive by Anthea M as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Stanborough Lakes - Opening Day - the boating lake. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Harry P.
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Stanborough Lakes - Opening Day - stepping stones. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Harry P.
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Stanborough Lakes - Opening Day - the sailing lake. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Harry P.
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Stanborough Lakes - popular with children the stepping stones were replaced by a bridge which is rather less hazardous. Photographed in September 1970 by Ken Wright who donated this image to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Jean P kindly donated this image from a series of three which might be in the Broadwater area (poplars in the background) possibly between Broadwater Road & Peartree Lane. Stanley Trattle is in the centre (foreground sitting with his arms around his knees).
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Jean P kindly donated this image from a series of three which might be in the Broadwater area possibly between Broadwater Road & Peartree Lane. It appears the audience is watching a Punch & Judy Show.
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Jean P kindly donated this image from a series of three which might be in the Broadwater area - possibly between Broadwater Road & Peartree Lane. It appears the audience is watching a Punch & Judy Show (puppet in right foreground of picture).
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VE Day street party celebration in Salisbury Gardens. These two images were donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Ernie S. He told us that very little motorised traffic was around in those days so dining tables were brought into the centre of the street and everyone donated food and drink. In the afternoon rain dampened the celebrations but Ernie still remembered “all sorts of silly races - three-legged, wheelbarrow, etc. being run in the rain”!

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Barnfield Road celebrates Victory in Europe in 1945 with a street party. Photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Barnfield Road celebrates Victory in Europe in 1945 with a street party - entertainer (or orator) standing on a chair to address his audience. Photograph donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Irene O as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Welwyn Stores float - photograph dated c1951. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Chris B as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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WGC Carnival in Coronation year 1953 - a float celebrating 'Council Work'. Picture donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Peter A as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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Children's Xmas party at the Woodhall Community Centre, in the 1950s. John F kindly donated this image to the Trust's archive and told us that the party might have been a Murphy Radio "do" or been organised by Avdel Ltd as his Dad worked for both companies. John is pictured in the bottom right, looking at the camera, with Anthony sitting next to him.
 
 
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