Town of all trades

By Susan Hall

Birkin Motor company
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Gravel and Brickworks lorry in a London street
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Welwyn iron Foundry 1928
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

The following list appeared in the Welwyn Times of 24 January 1929 on page 3. It shows what a thriving town Welwyn Garden City was becoming.

“Town of All Trades”  

Welwyn’s industries, present and prospective, now include:  

Art Metal Work

Bakery and Confectionery Machinery

Brass turned parts

Breakfast foods

Building and Constructional work of every description

Carton cutting and Account Books

Cellulose enamelling


Cinema and Film Production


Drain pipes and Man-hole covers

Electrical Heating Apparatus

Gravel and Brick production

Heating and Ventilating Engineering

Non-inflamable Film stock

Nursery goods


Safety Glass

Toy making  

Important experimental work is also being carried out at Welwyn Garden City in connection with:

Agricultural Machinery

Motor Engineering



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