£60,000 pledged for study into Welwyn Garden City’s past

PUBLISHED: 12:45 05 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 05 May 2013

The former Shredded Wheat factory in WGC is one of the businesses that the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust will be looking at

The former Shredded Wheat factory in WGC is one of the businesses that the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust will be looking at

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A STUDY into Welwyn Garden City’s history has been given a huge funding boost – and organisers are hoping to attract interest from across the town.

The Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust has been awarded more than £60,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to research WGC’s industrial past.

Researchers will be ploughing through archives, including those for Shredded Wheat, formerly based in the town, which have been untouched for many years.

Also on the agenda is an investigation into how advertising was used to promote the town during the Depression of the 1930s, and a look at firms including ICI.

Now the project manager is hoping to hear from anyone who can help.

Already enlisted to do research are staff from the University of Hertfordshire, Oaklands College, Stanborough and Monk’s Walk schools.

A printed book will be produced at the end of the study.

Project manager, Tony Skottowe, said he wants to hear from individuals, companies and schools that would like to volunteer to work on the project or provide material to it.

He can be contacted via www.welwyngarden-heritage.org or on 0789 196 3469.


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