Discover 100 years of Welwyn Garden City fun

PUBLISHED: 10:19 21 January 2017

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.

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.

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.

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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