By Margaret Callow
I am trying to fill in gaps in my family tree. According to my mother’s birth certificate, she was born in 1922 whilst the family lived at Ayot Green. Her brother, my uncle was born a year earlier. My grandfather’s occupation was given as Foreman Carpenter and so far the trail to find out anything about him has been without success. I have always wondered if searching for work brought him and my grandmother to Hertfordshire from Shrewsbury and he might have been employed on the building of the new Garden City at Welwyn.
Would anyone know who the firm of builders might have been or know of any records of the time? Thank you.