100 years of Welwyn Garden City…and what the next 100 years hold in store

Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation
Discover Hertfordshire magazine, published by Archant, has published a lovely four page article in this quarter’s edition. Read the introduction here and view the digital version online. Words by Ellie Fells.

Coronavirus may have put a spanner in the works of the 100th anniversary events at Welwyn Garden City, but if anything it has strengthened the pride of the community even further.

This is a big year for Welwyn Garden City: 2020 marks a century since the town was founded by the urban planner and visionary Sir Ebenezer Howard, based on his revolutionary principles of the ‘marriage of town and country’.  To celebrate Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation had planned an action-packed calendar of over 100 events that were due to take place throughout the year, incorporating everything from music performances and art displays to carnival and sporting events. There was something to suit people of all ages, whether they were local to the town or not.  But, of course, Coved-19 hit the UK in March, causing the majority of the events to grind to a halt, much to the devastation of the Centenary Foundation, the volunteers and the wider community – and yet a sense of celebration seems to be as strong as ever…”

Read the full four page article on page 12.

Discover Hertfordshire is a free quarterly magazine and can be found in larger supermarkets in the town.

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