EPW047362 ENGLAND (1935). Howardsgate and the railway station, Welwyn Garden City, 1935

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Title [EPW047362] Howardsgate and the railway station, Welwyn Garden City, 1935
Reference EPW047362
Date May-1935
Link
Place name WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 523684, 213025
Longitude / Latitude -0.20602665716343, 51.801722867669
National Grid Reference TL237130

Pins

East Coast Main line to London (Kings Cross).

John Wass
Sunday 13th of March 2016 08:28:49 PM
Branch line to Dunstable.

John Wass
Sunday 13th of March 2016 08:27:43 PM
East Coast Main line to Scotland.

John Wass
Sunday 13th of March 2016 08:26:42 PM
Branch line to Hertford.

John Wass
Sunday 13th of March 2016 08:25:51 PM
The Shredded Wheat factory (Nabisco)under construction. The famous silo towers had not yet appeared.

Chells809
Thursday 25th of July 2013 08:13:09 PM
Apologies - the silo towers are there, but "end on".

Chells809
Thursday 25th of July 2013 08:15:03 PM
London Transport Country Division (green) double decker bus - possibly an STL type? - outside the Cherry Tree pub. The Cherry Tree was the major timing point for London Transport services passing through Welwyn Garden City (or WGC as I knew it!)

Chells809
Monday 17th of June 2013 10:45:57 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Shredded Wheat Factory from a train, Welwyn Garden City, 10/06/2014

Class31
Wednesday 11th of June 2014 04:49:21 PM
There was some interesting archive footage of Welwyn Garden City (including Howardsgate) taken I would guess sometime in the late 1930s, late 40s or early 50s that appeared in the excellent BBC1 programme 'Who Do You Think You Are'on Wednesday 24 July 2013. The programme featured Una Stubbs.

Chells809
Thursday 25th of July 2013 08:16:58 PM
There was some interesting archive footage of Welwyn Garden City (including Howardsgate) taken I would guess sometime in the late 1930s, late 40s or early 50s that appeared in the excellent BBC1 programme 'Who Do You Think You Are'on Wednesday 24 July 2013. The programme featured Una Stubbs.

Chells809
Thursday 25th of July 2013 08:11:48 PM
A new garden city in the making. This shows the early days of Welwyn Garden City town centre; streets and gardens laid out and the first buildings going up. These included the first shopping blocks, police station and theatre. By the outbreak of the Second World War much of the open space shown would be built over.

Chells809
Friday 5th of July 2013 07:02:58 AM
An important point that I should add is that this picture beautifully illustrates the way that garden city town planning 'zoned' a new settlement into different districts. So, on this picture we have the residential development at the foot of the pic; the commercial/retail zone of the town centre in the middle; and the industrial area (such as the Shredded Wheat factory)at the top of the pic. This principle of separating the residential area from the industrial zone was later taken up in the post-war planning of the new towns, for example Stevenage. For that reason - as well as for being an interesting pic(!) - I think it should be a candidate for consideration.

Chells809
Tuesday 2nd of July 2013 10:32:35 PM
I strongly support your comment about the zoning of development. The well thought out planning of such towns also provided a structure that placed the town centre next to the railway station, in the realisation that many people from Welwyn would still be commuting to London for work. This allowed the town centre and the station to be a combined focus for public transport, making for a more efficient network serving more people well.

Maurice
Friday 5th of July 2013 07:02:58 AM