Where do you recognise in ciné film of Welwyn Garden City from 1956?

Members of Mid-Herts Footpath Society on swings near Bramfield around the mid-1950s.

Members of Mid-Herts Footpath Society on swings near Bramfield around the mid-1950s. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive. - Credit: Image from the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive.

This remarkable silent film footage shows what WGC looked like in the golden post-war era.

It comes from the East Anglian film archive/BFI, and has been curated by YouTube channel REMINISCE yesterday's Britain, a not-for-profit look at century British social history from the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring archive films which have often not appeared on YouTube before.

The WGC footage is described thus: "With few cars on the roads and blossomed trees lining the streets, wide and open lawns and community areas of lush greenery, the townscape of Welwyn Garden City embodies the planning ideals envisioned by its founder Sir Ebenezer Howard; a perfect marriage of city and nature. Many of Welwyn's iconic landmarks feature, including the newly built Welwyn Stores, 'THE place to be seen' for Garden residents and the architecturally impressive Shredded Wheat Factory."

It really is remarkable footage which deserves to reach a wider audience.