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Air Raid Precautions (ARP) official pass for Audrey Owen who was an accredited member of the Ambulance Driving Section reporting to the ARP Garage in Bridge Road during an Air Raid - dated 11th September 1940. Audrey drove a Shredded Wheat lorry that was used as an ambulance. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Audrey's daughter Heather C as part of the 'Where Do You think We Worked?' project.
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Miss Newman the Matron at Peartree Maternity Home receiving a box of cutlery on her retirement. This photograph is from the WGC Library Local Studies Collection and is dated July 1962.
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WGC leaflet 'Public Services' with Charles Paine design on front cover. The photographs on the second page are of the Council Offices on The Campus & the Community Centre at Woodhall.
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WGC leaflet 'Public Services' with Charles Paine cover design. Pages 3-4 Artist's impression of 'The New Hospital' followed by WGC Urban District Council statement - stressing the benefits of living in WGC 'one of the most fully electrified towns in England'. It also states that plans for a general hospital for the town 'to cost £36,000, with 44 beds' have been sent to the Ministry of Health for Approval.

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WGC leaflet 'Public Services' with Charles Paine cover design. On the left from the top are: Electricity Company's Transformer Plant, Fire Brigade & Ambulance and The Pumping Station, whilst on the right are Gymnasium at Boy's Club and Health Association run Clinic photos.
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Pay increase in a night sister's salary dated 1st May 1967 issued by the Mid Herts Group Hospital Management Committee. The annual salary changes from £746-17-0 to £764-7-0. The hourly rate went from 8 shillings, 10 and five eighths of a penny to 9 shillings 1 and five eighths of a penny. This item was donated by Irene H during the QEII Hospital Memories project.

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WGC Fire Service and Auxillary Fire Service - photograph by Studio Lisa dated 1939-40. Image donated to the Trust's archive by Joy R during the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project. Joy's dad was a member of the WGC Auxiliary Fire Service and also did war work at De Havillands in Hatfield. As he worked in the fire service he was given the responsibility of evacuating everybody out of the De Havilland factory when an air raid was signalled. Joy told us that on the day that the building was bombed her dad "got to the top of the shelter steps as the bomb hit the tarmac and it blew him down the steps but he was luckily unhurt but of course very shaken”.

 
 
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