About this website

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Our Welwyn Garden City is all about uncovering what you think is special about the town. You can use the site to share your stories, memories, snapshots, research and observations of life in Welwyn Garden City. It’s entirely up to you what you add; your memory can be of an event you attended last week or something that happened years ago. The website is created by a group of volunteers. We’re always interested in new recruits, so if you’re interested please contact us.

Who is Our Welwyn Garden City for?

It is for people of all ages and backgrounds, from teenagers to teachers, families to local historians; it’s about much more than history. You could explore wildlife, the landscape, travel, art, community cultures, whatever you are interested in and would like to share with others. The website’s a place for communities to share, discover and debate. You might not agree with everything, but it’s the range of views that will keep the site lively and interesting!

The Making Memories Project

Our Welwyn Garden City is part of the Making Memories project, which has developed a network of websites for the whole of Hertfordshire. This includes Herts Memories, and eight other connected websites.

The project started in May 2009 and was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for two years. Further funding to maintain the websites has been provided by Hertfordshire County Council. Staff from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Libraries and local museums have been working with volunteers to develop a number of websites. Herts Memories is the gateway to life in Hertfordshire and there are 5 further websites for the various communities in the county. These are:

If you would like your community to be considered please contact us

I’d like to do something in my neighbourhood

If your community isn’t listed above you can still get involved on the Herts Memories site. You could set up a volunteer group in your town or village and encourage other people to get involved. Why not run a memories event, or a coffee morning where people can come together to share their memories of life in their town or village. You could also encourage your local Clubs and Societies to add pages to the website. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

Contributing to the site

You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the add a comment link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.

What can’t go on the website?

There are a range of things we can’t publish. These include:

  • advertisements for your business
  • political and religious slogans and logos
  • your personal contact details including your address or phone number
  • things like borrowed images which break copyright law
  • anything which is just plain rude.

Links to other websites are included at the editors’ discretion. The editors will contact you if there is a reason why we cannot publish all or part of your contribution.

This page was added on 07/09/2009.

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  • i have some early photos(train smash) the film set for “I was a spy” and a map giving the field names according to a Mr Horn who farmed the the local fields, any use to you ? I was born in WGC in 1925

    By peter pond (08/11/2012)
  • What a wonderful site. I have added to my Favourites. My husband was born at 235 Handside Lane WGC and I moved to Thistle Grove in 1955, after we married in 1964 at St Francis we emigrated to South Australia. It has been wonderful to view the photos on your pages. Thank you for the Nostalgia, we hope many more people will add items to it. Jan & Claude Clayden

    By Jan Clayden (15/01/2011)