Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair tomorrow

ALL this year, celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of WGC are being held across town.

And while the thought of Ebenezer Howard’s second garden city closing in on its first century might seem like an age, WGC is still very much a baby when compared with the rest of Welwyn Hatfield.

And hundreds of years of history in the borough will be on display this Saturday, at the very first Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Fair.

Organised by the Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Forum, the fair brings together 18 organisations focusing on many different eras in the borough’s history.

There will be historical objects dating back to Anglo-Saxon times on display, vintage motors, photos and film of times gone by, as well as activities for children – including learning how to mill flour the old fashioned way.

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Dr Dennis Lewis, chairman of the Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Forum, said: “This is the very first heritage fair in the borough and the fact that we have 18 participating organisations indicates that people have a great deal of interest in the history and heritage of the place in which they live.

“I am certain that this venture will be a great success.”

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Borough councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for community, said: “Such a rich tapestry of heritage needs to be celebrated.”

The heritage fair takes place in the exhibition area on the first floor of the Howard Centre between 11am and 4pm.

And if you are unable to attend the exhibition, fear not – it is due to be repeated in Hatfield town centre in the summer.

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