The approaches to the original Welwyn Garden City railway station on its last day of trading before demolition started in Spring 1989.
The contractor’s temporary buildings are visible through the railings at the right hand side of the station building. The Howard Centre now incorporates the railway station. I believe that the fact that the land used for the Howard Centre was previously British Rail property, rather than that of the New Towns Commission is what encouraged Marks & Spencer to come to town. Perhaps another contributor can confirm this?