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The Trust has had a wonderful donation to its archive from Althea R whose stepfather worked at the Welwyn Stores. It includes a letter from George Bernard Shaw concerning the promotion of one of his books.

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The Garden Cities book published by the Trust is now available to purchase. It retails at £16.99 (+ postage and packing if required). It is also in stock in The Bookshop (in Howard Centre), W.H.Smiths (in Howard Centre) and Huttons newsagents in Marsden Road.

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Roche Products Ltd, which acquired its Welwyn Garden City site in 1937 and opened its factory in 1938, has kindly donated a collection of 18 photographs to the Where Do You Think We Worked? project from its archive.

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Many people remember the name of Cresta Silks the company that originally started with a factory in Broadwater Road in 1929, then moving to Howardsgate in 1938 before settling into the Welwyn Department Stores in 1954.

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The Trust has received a collection of photographs of the iconic Shredded Wheat factory - including its construction, staff working and advertising material. A few of these images are shown below...

Read more: A Wonderful Collection Of Shredded Wheat Photos