Childhood and growing up in Welwyn Garden City

Audio recordings on growing up in Welwyn Garden City


Tony C.
Childhood play, Lemsford Lane, Cinema, Big Bands, Football, Sea Cadets - Recorded September 2016 - Tony C.
Ron and Sheila
Sherrardswood, swimming, sledging, cycling, Hatfield Hyde Club, 2nd WGC scouts meeting originally at St. Michael's church. - Ron and Sheila H.

Audio recordings of childhood and growing up in Welwyn GardenCity. Subjects include:

  • Athletics.
  • Badminton.
  • Bikes.
  • Boy gangs.
  • Boys Life Brigade.
  • Brownies.
  • Childhood.
  • Children Festival.
  • Church choirs.
  • Cycling.
  • Dancing.
  • Drama.
  • Elmwood.
  • Factory socials.
  • Fishing.
  • Football.
  • Guides.
  • Hatfield Hyde Club.
  • John Chear.
  • Longcroft Lane
  • Ludwick Boys Club.
  • Mackies.
  • Marjory Bailey.
  • Peartree Boys Club.
  • Pets.
  • Picnics at Brocket Park.
  • Pitch and Toss.
  • Playing.
  • Playing on the East Side
  • Quadrangle Parties.
  • Round Table.
  • Rugby.
  • Scouts.
  • Singing.
  • Squash.
  • St Francis Church.
  • Street Games.
  • Swimming.
  • Teenage Years.
  • Tennis.
  • Thistle Football Club.
  • The Barn Theatre.
  • Welwyn Department Stores.
  • Youth Drama Festival.
This page was added on 18/05/2016.

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  • I was evacuated to WGC in 1944. I was pleased to see reference to Mac’s Club for boys which I joined.
    What disappointed me as far as the site is concerned is that there is no idea to which years these reminiscences refer.
    I now live near Chelmsford but would be happy to share my memories. How would I do so?

    By Norman Bartlett (23/05/2018)
  • Dear Mr Barlett
    Many thanks for your comments which I have passed on to the volunteer editors of the site.

    By Marion Hill (04/09/2018)