Where Do You Think You Live?
The material here has been provided by The Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust which was created by a community project about the history & development of the town.
There are three elements to the project:
House Detectives - encouraging residents to investigate the history of their homes using archive material from HALS, WGC Library local studies and Mill Green Museum.
Memories - early residents are contributing their recollections of the town which are digitally recorded as oral histories. Priority is given to capturing those whose memories date back furthest but all are welcome to participate.
Photography - we are building an archive of material on Welwyn Garden City from photographs that are loaned for scanning or donated outright to the Trust.
Material generated by the project was exhibited at Oaklands College in July 2011. Mill Green Museum will show some of the material in its gallery in January 2012. Read more about the project at http://welwyngarden-heritage.org/