New blue plaques to commemorate Welwyn Hatfield

COMMEMORATIVE plaques to remember specific places or people are to be erected across Times Territory. Up to 10 sites in Welwyn Hatfield will be identified for the special blue plaques. The borough council's social overview and scrutiny committee passed pr

COMMEMORATIVE plaques to remember specific places or people are to be erected across Times Territory.

Up to 10 sites in Welwyn Hatfield will be identified for the special blue plaques.

The borough council's social overview and scrutiny committee passed proposals from the Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Forum, at a meeting on Thursday.

The locations will be picked through a thorough public consultation, using guidelines set out by the unrelated official Blue Plaque scheme administered by English Heritage.


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The scheme will not cost the council a penny, the heritage forum's Caroline Rawle told the committee.

She said: "Funding has been achieved via from Lottery Awards For All, and various museum grants."

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The new plaques will join the 11 already in place in WGC, commemorating some of those who played a major role in the Garden City's early years.

These include 5 Guessens Road, where Ebenezer Howard lived from 1923 to 1928, and 16 Guessens Road, the home of Sir Frederic Osborn from 1925 to 1978.

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