CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WELWYN GARDEN CITY IN 2020

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CARNIVAL FOR THE TOWN

IN 2022

Welwyn Garden City Carnival

Carnival is coming!

The most requested celebration for the community in 2020 was a carnival for the town. Our team worked tirelessly to create a wonderful event, inspired by the garden city and involving as many community groups as possible.

Please save the date for Saturday 18 June 2022 for our new carnival event, part of the legacy of the 2020 celebrations.

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Partners & Supporters

Ace of Herts Entertainment
Gosling
HALS
Hertfordshire Constabulary HQ
Herts Scouts
Men’s Shed
North Star Dance Academy
Oaklands School
Putterills
PW Gates
Simmons
WGC Council
Wexli

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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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The WGC Carnival Organising Team

A member of the Welwyn Garden City Carnival 2020 Team

Adam Green

Vicky Nelson - WGC Carnival 11th July 2020

Vicky Nelson

Emma Newson - a part of the Carnival Team

Emma Newson

Andrew Ward - WGC Carnival Team

Andrew Ward

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Madeleine Clarke

Carnival Organiser

Madeleine has worked at Hatfield House since moving to WGC in 2001. Prior to that her CV highlights include being a Bluecoat at Pontins, an overseas entertainer in Portugal, through to the very serious world of corporate IT acquisitions in London during the 1990’s. Now managing the estates’ property portfolio, she has built up an incredible useful database of contacts which she is shamelessly exploiting to produce the best Carnival she can deliver.

Brian Hubbard

Carnival Organiser

Having lived in Essex, Kent, Wales, London, Australia, and a cabin on a ship that cruised the world I have been very happy to call Welwyn Garden City my home since 2002. I carefully selected this lovely place to live by putting a pin on the map North of London and spending half a day here to check it out! It felt like a great place to settle and I have never looked back. I live in the Handside area with my wife and two children and we all enjoy everything Welwyn Garden City has to offer so it’s a great privilege to be part of the team planning the carnival to celebrate the centenary year. As a professional photographer and designer I bring creativity to the team.

Andrew Turnbull

Carnival Organiser

I am proud to be involved with the group in helping to deliver Carnival 2020 in support of our wonderful towns centenary.I have lived in Welwyn Garden City for over 25 years during which time myself and my three children have enjoyed the local amenities and countryside around Welwyn Garden City.My children have attended both Applecroft and Stanborough local schools and I myself have been involved in working with and supporting numerous companies in around the town. My current work involves a lot of analysis (!) and managing projects and information, so I am sure my experience will help me contribute as Treasurer to the successful Carnival organisation and delivery in July 2020!

Disclaimer

The Foundation can accept no responsibility for the organisation or regulation of any satellite events arranged to mark the centenary of Welwyn Garden City. This includes but is not limited to public liability insurance, health and safety issues (including risk assessments, Performance Licenses and safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults), transport, hiring of facilities, and any costs associated. The use of the Foundation name and logo does not infer any specific oversight or involvement of the Foundation unless stated.”