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Sir Frederic Osborn

Sir Frederic Osborn (1885-1978) was, with Ebenezer Howard, one of the two most significant and influential figures in the British and International Garden Cities/ New Towns movement.
He was first employed at Letchworth in 1912, moved to WGC on its foundation in 1919, and from the 1930's onwards worked within the Town and Country Planning Association from where he was the prime mover in the campaign which resulted in the New Towns legislation after World War II.

Read more: The Osborn Archive

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The Where Do You Think You Live? project was launched in September 2010 with the aim of encouraging WGC residents to discover more about the history and development of the town.

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