Mary Hall: Memories of 1950’s Welwyn Garden City

By Mary Hall

My name was Mary Hall. I lived at number 7 Mill Green Road, Welwyn Garden City.

My mother died of TB aged 31 when I was was 3.

I was born in Peartree Maternity Hospital. Superseded by The QE11 hospital which I have been told is now only a treatment center. How things change.

The house I was brought up in was demolished when I was about 25. I see from Google earth that a very nice bench sits close by to the spot.

I attended Our Lady’s Catholic Primary school I think from 1950-1956 (approx). Memory’s not great these days. I then went onto The Convent School on Parkway. Not my finest hour sadly. Left with no great knowledge of anything and no exams to my name.

I would like to hear from anyone who has recollections of Mill Green Road, or the Convent or the lovely Welwyn Department store where I had my first Knicker Bocker Glory in the lovely restaurant. Or the lovely dress shop on the ground floor called where I saved up and bought my first pencil slim skirt for work at Murphy Radio.

This page was added on 02/04/2022.

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