The Sunshine Town

Come and leave the slums far behind...

By Llinos Thomas

These posters were on display in stations such as Kings Cross, to advertise the town and encourage people to move to Welwyn Garden City. They show that Welwyn Garden City was marketed as a place to escape to. An escape from life in an overcrowded, dirty City to a place of sunshine, leafy lanes, countryside and cafes. Emphasis was placed on the Garden City’s healthy environment.

The position of the town in relation to London and the fact it was advertised as only 30 minutes by train, also attracted those who needed easy access to the city. Welwyn Garden City could be said to be “London’s first satellite town”

Live in the Sun
Welwyn Garden City Library
Houses to let
Welwyn Garden City Library
Houses that are homes
Welwyn Garden City Library
This page was added on 24/07/2009.

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  • Thank you very much Marion for your help x

    By Pamela Bignal (02/06/2021)
  • Are posters available of these prints please?,

    By Pamela Bignal (18/03/2021)
  • Hi Pamela
    Thanks for your message. If you email Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies at with this request, they will be able to assist. This a chargeable service,
    Marion (site editor)

    By Marion Hill (02/06/2021)