Celebrating 100 years of
Welwyn Garden City in 2020

The Centenary Foundation has now ceased all operations and we take this opportunity to once again thank all our Sponsors and Volunteers.

What a celebration it was! Having generated such enthusiasm and support across the entire community of course many of our planned events had to be postponed or in, most cases, cancelled. The extensive Sports programme was particularly affected.

Despite being beset with these challenges we nevertheless were able to run a highly successful schools photographic competition; a couple of the planned Orienteering events, launch the Centenary Walk and the City of Trees walks, complete the Schools bulbs and trees planting programme, hold a fabulous Day of Dance programme in the Howard Centre, and in conjunction with BID, the opening ceremony of the Garden City Lights attended by 30,000 people.

We are delighted that our legacy events are now fully installed, including the Centenary Woodland Garden on the Campus, all the Welcome signage across the town and in the railway station and bus station, not forgetting the stunning Ebenezer Howard bronze statue now permanently gracing Howardsgate.

Ebenezer Howard Statue in Welwyn Garden City

“Look on thy Works, all ye Volunteers and Supporters and Rejoice!”

(with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley)


December 2021