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In Iran, girls are protesting against discrimination by men. In 1921, a young lady doctor, Dr Gladys Miall-Smith, declined a request from her employer, St Pancras Borough Council, to resign as an assistant medical officer following her marriage to another doctor, Hubert Fry.

Read more: Dr Gladys - Welwyn Garden City's first GP

At 11.28pm on Saturday 15th June 1935, Wilson Bibby was arriving at the Cherry Tree restaurant in Welwyn Garden City (now the site of Waitrose) to take people home from a dance. Suddenly he heard a dull-sounding explosion, followed by a series of heavy grinding noises.

Read more: Remembering the tragic 1935 WGC train crash

Ebenezer Howard first saw the site of Welwyn Garden from an LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) train, as he commuted from Letchworth (his first Garden City) to London, where he worked as a Parliamentary Reporter for Hansard. He looked out on the sparsely inhabited farmland, and in his imagination thought it would be the ideal spot for a second Garden City.

Read more: What the LNER did for the future of garden cities

Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust continues its look back at the history of the second garden city. This week it's the Hertford and Luton branch lines through the town.

Read more: The history of railway branch lines around WGC

One hundred years ago a decision was taken that had a profound effect on Welwyn Garden City, and on Town Planning worldwide. Ebenezer Howard bought the land in 1919; Louis de Soissons was appointed Town Planner and Chief Architect in April 1920, aged 30, and came up with his famous overall plan.

Read more: How a 'young superman' shaped the look of WGC