Welwyn Garden City Heritage Fair hailed a success

A CELEBRATION of Times Territory’s rich history has been hailed as “a stunning success”.

The first ever Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair was held at the Howard Centre, WGC, and featured 20 societies and organisations exhibiting a variety of historical artifacts and curiosities.

Borough mayor Kim Langley opened the fair, dubbed “Your Borough – Your Heritage” which was conceived by former councillor Dr Dennis Lewis.

“This first Heritage Fair was a stunning success,” said Dr Lewis. “All 20 exhibitors turned up, and after the exhibition opened, the public piled in and there was little let up until lunchtime.

“After 2pm the exhibition area was very crowded again and the members of the public that I talked with said that they had found the whole fair very interesting.”


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Organisations exhibiting included the WGC Society, the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Local History society and historical societies from Lemsford, Welwyn and Woolmer Green.

“I must also acknowledge the contribution to our success made by those organisations who came along and so impressively exhibited their wares,” Dr Lewis said.

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He also thanked Welwyn Hatfield museum manager Caroline Rawle, who organised the fair.

“We owe much of the success of this venture to Caroline and her team, who worked hard and provided information, guidance and advice as well as good, solid practical help to the participating organisations.”

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