Heritage fair takes place in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 October 2017

Dennis Lewis as a young boy with his father. 
Picture: Supplied by Dennis Lewis

Dennis Lewis as a young boy with his father. Picture: Supplied by Dennis Lewis


The fourth Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair will be on show in the Howard Centre today (Saturday, October 28).

Over a dozen local voluntary groups and council history and heritage departments, libraries, museums and Herts Archives will be in the south aisle, located in the newly created community area outside the Next shop.

Welwyn Garden stalwart, Dr Dennis Lewis MBE, who started the heritage fair in 2011, said: “This event has been a popular feature since it started, with a few hundred people coming to take a walk down their own particular memory lanes, recognising themselves in ancient photographs.”

Dennis, 89, added: “But it’s not just a gathering for old fogeys like me – a great many younger people, including schoolchildren, are always interested in finding out how their grandparents looked when they were younger.”

This year’s fair organisers were Paul Jiggens from the Welwyn and District Historical Society and Robert Gill from The Barn Theatre and also the WGC Centenary Delivery Group (CDG), plus Dennis who is very active in the CDG and many other groups.

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