CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WELWYN GARDEN CITY IN 2020

ROYAL VISIT

Her Majesty The Queen will be represented by Her personal representative for the county of Hertfordshire – The Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE, accompanied by his personal Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets.  They will join us for our Carnival on 19 June 2021.

Previous Royal visits

1970 Queen Mother visits WGC for the town's Golden Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, visits WGC in celebration of its Golden Jubilee in 1970,
50 years since the town's founding by Ebenezer Howard
Queen Elizabeth opens the new QE2 hospital
Queen Elizabeth opens the new QE2 hospital 22nd July 1965.
Sadly by 2018, the hospital had been demolished.

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WGC100 News

Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation 1920-2020

The Next 100 Years – Stay Involved

If you’ve enjoyed finding out more about our town’s history and are keen to stay involved in its future, you might like to read more about these proactive groups in Welwyn Garden City.

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The Great Centenary Chase Winners

Great Centenary Chase – Winners

Thank you everyone who took part in the Great Centenary Chase competition. We’re delighted to announce our winners!

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A photo of Primula Vulgaris Epimedium

Woodland Garden – Planting Tips

The wood is a place of wonderment and learning; teaming with life and yet when we have those challenging, dry but shady sites within our own garden space, we tend to panic. Read some top tips from our Centenary Woodland Garden Designer Gianna Utilini.

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WGC 100 Sport for All - Celebrating a Century of Sport

Walk, cycle, run, explore & have fun outdoors in WGC!

Two new activity maps were launched yesterday as part of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation’s Sport for All project.

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Collecting the Centenary

Collecting the Centenary

Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service and the Centenary Foundation have been working to record the Centenary year of Welwyn Garden City and the impact the pandemic has had on the planned celebrations.

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A photo of the new Ebenezer Howard Statue unveiled April 2021

Magnificent new statue of Ebenezer Howard on Howardsgate

The magnificent statue of Ebenezer Howard created by talented sculptor Ben Twiston-Davies has now been unveiled on Howardsgate. Creating a new commemorative sculpture to the town’s founder was one of the most popular requests from the community for the town’s centenary celebrations, and we ensured we found the right sculptor to do justice to the visionary founder of our town.

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