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New Towns Heritage Festival

Welwyn Garden City New Town published May 1965The Trust is taking part in a FREE event run by the University of Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre and Milton Keynes Council, sponsored by the AHRC celebrating the New Towns of the United Kingdom and acting as a catalyst for future joint working and sharing of best practice.

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Cows In The Auditorium?

In March 2014 Harwood Hill School pupils and staff made a visit to the Barn Theatre, which was organised as part of the Trust’s ‘Where Do You Think We Worked?’ project to enable pupils to find out about the Welwyn Dairy.

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Chinese visitors

On Saturday 23rd November a group of senior planners from China who were visiting Letchworth as guests of the Heritage Foundation came to Welwyn Garden City.

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WGC Industry Exhibition 17-23 July 2014

The 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project exhibition will take place in the Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City from Thursday 17th to Wednesday 23rd July.

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Garden City Solutions - Seminar & Guided Tour

Bringing the past into the future:  This innovative Seminar & Guided tour, now rescheduled to take place 26th November 2013 from 10am-4pm, examines the continuing relevance of WGC in designing and delivering new settlements in the UK - a current hot topic.

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What Do You Belong To?

The clubs, activities and associations we join say a lot about where our interests lie and WGC has always had a reputation for its variety of social activities.

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Explore Your Archive

The WGC Heritage Trust & the WGC Library Local Studies Collection invite people to delve into their treasure trove!

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Mill Green Museum Exhibition

 

Wartime Coal LorryThe Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust has provided material for an exhibition at Mill Green Museum which runs until 11th March 2012.

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Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair

The second Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair was held at the Howard Centre on Saturday 14th September.

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Memories - Can You Help?

Listening to our oral histories onlineAfter the successful Summer Show at Oaklands College the focus for the Where Do You Think You Live? project returns to the Memories collection.

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Summer Show Report

A group of visitors take in the exhibitionThe Where Do You Think You Live? project displayed the wealth of material generated over the past 11 months since its launch in September 2010.

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WGC Town Centre Fun Day!

The Trust took part in the Town Centre Fun Day in aid of the Isabel Hospice held on The Campus on Saturday 31st August.

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An Enthusiastic Public Launch

The Where Do You Think We Worked? project received an enthusiastic reception when it launched to the public on Saturday 20th July 2013 in the Howard Centre.

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WGC Town Centre Fun Day 31st August

The Trust is taking part in the Town Centre Fun Day taking place on the Campus Roundabout on Saturday 31st August from noon until 4pm.

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A Town Trail Followed Report

A walk round WGC 30th June 2011On Thursday 30th June 2011, a dozen House Detectives from the Where Do You Think You Live? project dodged the showers to enjoy a guided walk around some of the oldest parts of the town.

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Archives & Local Studies Talk Report

21st May 2011 House Detectives talkOn Saturday 21st May 2011 a talk was held in the Dorothy Hess Room in WGC Library. The speaker was Lewis Stockwell who is a research student at the University of Hertfordshire and had agreed to pass on his experience of using the archives at WGC Library and at Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies at County Hall, Hertford.

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Mill Green Museum Visit Report

On Tuesday 8th March 2011 a group of our House Detectives visited the Mill Green Museum to see the archive material held there relating to Welwyn Garden City and to take in the current exhibitions such as the Brave New Vision: 90 years birthday of Welwyn Garden City and Open all Hours; Shopping in Welwyn Hatfield. This was part of a series of talks and other events that the Trust has been running for the Where Do You Think You Live? project with help from HALS, WGC Library local studies & Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service. If you are interested in finding out more about the history of your WGC home or would like to volunteer to help with someone else's research please do get in touch.

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Putting on a display!

The Trust will be launching its industry project on an unsuspecting public at the Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City on Saturday 20th July.

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Report on a visit to HALS

My Author (right) & fellow House DetectiveVisit to Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

By Rosie Peeke, aged 7

"We decided to find out more about our new house by becoming House Detectives for the day at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies library at County Hall.  Susan Flood gave us a tour of all of the different rooms so we could see what was there.

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Loughton Festival and Herts & Essex Architectural Society

Coronation Fountain in Parkway

On 24th April Tony Skottowe gave a talk to a group arranged by the Loughton Festival & Herts & Essex Architectural Society - the Festival secretary/organiser having come across the Trust's website and decided to book a speaker.

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