Heritage

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

More details have emerged of one of the bigger events in Welwyn Garden City's centenary celebrations.

A museum preserving the heritage of Hatfield aircraft factory de Havilland is about to enter a new era.

Visitors will get their first look at the large new display hangar and its collection of historic aircraft when the de Havilland Aircraft Museum opens its doors again this weekend.

If the opening sporting event of the Welwyn Garden City centenary celebrations is anything to go by then a superb year awaits.

The first official trailer for the forthcoming Fast and Furious 9 movie filmed on location in Hatfield has been revealed.

A candlelit parade and ceremony took place in Hertsmere to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday.

Two events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place in Welwyn Garden City yesterday - exactly 75 years after Nazi prison camp Auschwitz was liberated.

The Welwyn Garden City Society has received £29,600 of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Town Trails and Poster Booth Project.

A pub in Potters Bar which is also a Grade II listed building has been shut - but may reopen in the future.

The creation of a football ground for Hatfield has long been mooted and is often the source of much discussion.

Instead of dying on the toilet, the real Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones is thought to have been killed during a key battle near Potters Bar.

Welwyn Garden City was lit up over the weekend as the centenary celebrations kicked off with a vibrant light display.

Conservation charity, the National Trust - which owns Shaw's Corner near Welwyn and Morven Park in Potters Bar - has pledged to become carbon net zero by 2030, as it marks its 125th anniversary.

The annual ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will take place on The Campus in Welwyn Garden City on Monday, January 27.

A new year means a new decade only for most but for Welwyn Garden City it promises to be one to remember as the town celebrates its 100th birthday - and sport will be leading the way.

The Peartree area in Welwyn Garden City could be designated a conservation area under new Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council plans.

Welwyn Garden City will be a 100 years old and 2020 will be our year to mark this special occasion.

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