Time for tea with Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust

PUBLISHED: 12:12 12 August 2012

Dennis Lewis

Dennis Lewis


THE Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust is inviting all-comers to join them for a cream tea next weekend.

The event comes hot on the heels of the inaugural Garden City lecture in May – a co-operative event involving the trust, the WGC Society and the Town & Country Planning Association.

The cream tea will take place from 3pm next Sunday, August 19 at 111 Handside Lane, WGC.

Founder trustee Dr Dennis Lewis said: “This is a ‘meet and greet’ event, designed to enable our guests to meet the trustees and other residents who are interested in the history of our unique town.

“It will be held in the delightful garden of John and Claire Fearon, and we are most grateful to them for readily agreeing to the trust staging this event on their property.”

Dr Lewis added: “If anyone who is coming to our party has photographs, documents, cine film, or any other material they would like to display and perhaps to offer on loan to us, then we would be most interested.

“We want all our residents to feel involved, and this will be a great opportunity for our guests to share artefacts and even memories for the more mature folk, like me!”

Fellow founder trustee, Tony Skottowe, called on anyone with information about WGC’s industrial history [a project featured in the WHT last month] to come along.

He said: “Anyone coming to the cream tea who has material bearing on this topic will be especially welcome.

“A number of the big names of manufacturing industry were based here, having moved here before the war, eg ICI, Shredded Wheat, Smith & Nephew, Roche Products, Smith Kline & French, Norton Abrasives, etc.

“There must be many of our senior citizens who worked for these companies and others, who will have historic material that would be of great interest to the other guests and of course to the heritage trust.”

To book, email events@welwyngarden-heritage.org or call 07891 963469, 01707 324828 or 01707 324048.

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