Discover 100 years of Welwyn Garden City fun
PUBLISHED: 10:19 21 January 2017
Image from the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive.
The story of nearly 100 years of fun in Welwyn Garden City will be revealed in a wide-ranging exhibition in the town next month.
Welwyn Garden City leisure exhibition
Murphy Radio Sports Day 1935 in Hobbsway Field. Mr Fogg and the girls from the office. Mrs Mabel Phillips at the front of the tug of war team! Photograph kindly donated by Jenny S to the WGC Heritage Trust archive.
Digging the garden at 23 Longcroft Lane. From left to right: Judy Partridge, Margaret, Sheila, Marian Crocker, Gilly Smith & Sheila’s dad. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Sheila M during the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
Mid-Herts Footpath Society logbook volume 3 dated 8 January 1955-5 July 1958. Page 73 Tewin, Bramfield & Marden Hill 27 November 1955 + photo of members on swings near Bramfield. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Joan T during the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
East, North & Mid-Herts Football Association Championship Certificate presented to Murphy Radio FC champions for season (1940-1941). Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive during the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project by Andy whose father Dick Turnbull is pictured seated on the ground - front row on the right.
St Francis Youth Fellowship - jiving at St Francis Church Hall. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust by Colin C during the 'Where Do You Think we Played?' project.
WGC Band - Studio Lisa photograph (no.82) in postcard format of the "WGC Silver Prize Band". Derek donated this image to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive during the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project. Derek's father is pictured in the middle row - third uniformed player from the left.
After a year-long project funded by a National Lottery grant, the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust is holding an exhibition into the history of the town’s leisure activities from February 4 to February 10.
Trust member Tony Skottowe said: “The range of activities uncovered by the project is enormous and includes sports, social and youth clubs, music and drama, scouts and guides.
“There will be photographs, programmes, fixture lists, and posters.”
The exhibits will also include clips from recorded interviews of reminiscences across the decades.
The exhibition will be on the top floor of the Sainsbury’s store in Church Road from 10am to 4pm, or until 6pm on Wednesday, February 8.
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