Panshanger Village Day
Audio recording about the Panshanger Village Day in Welwyn Garden City
By WGCHT/ Matija Miljanic
Name: John Strawbridge
Subject: Panshanger Village Day
Interview date: c2016
A Panshanger resident John Strawbridge talks about Panshanger Village Day that used to take place in June of every year from 1971 and onward for about 25 years. It was set on an empty field in-between Daniells, Westley Wood and Wren Wood and originally brought up by the residents association with help of the Scouts, Guides, Church and Women’s Institute. It had stands, pony rides, food and other various fair activities which brought profit to the organizers. At some point the Church, led by Vicar Michael Bourke, future Bishop of Wolverhampton, took over and turned it into a non-profit event used for mass outreach.