Ebenezer Howard returns to Welwyn Garden City!

PUBLISHED: 06:30 22 August 2012

Howard Centre manager Peter Brooks, mayor Helen Bromley and Garden City Trust trustee Andrew Carnegie

Howard Centre manager Peter Brooks, mayor Helen Bromley and Garden City Trust trustee Andrew Carnegie

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EBENEZER Howard ‘returned’ to Welwyn Garden City this week as the famous bronze bust of the town’s father was found a new home in the shopping centre.

The sculpture, created by by D.E.Elliston in 1930, was originally displayed in an area of the Howard Centre which was redeveloped when the Entertainer was built.

Since then the bust, which has a caption that reads ‘A town for healthy living’, had to be stored until a suitable new location could be found.

On Tuesday the mayor cllr Helen Bromley cut a ribbon infront of Andrew Carnegie from the Garden City Trust and Peter Brooks Manager of the Howard Centre, as Ebenezer’s new home was unveiled just outside the Centre Management offices – adjacent to the railway station.

Cllr Bromley said the bust’s new position “was very appropriate as it could be regarded as the ‘gateway to the Garden City’ and would be seen by thousands of commuters, as well as all the workers who come across the pedestrian bridge from Broadwater Road at lunch time to do their shopping”.


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