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Letchworth Local History Research Group

Because of the virus emergency there won't be any face-to-face meetings for some time but the group continues to liaise by email.

Letchworth Local History Research Group is the new name for the local history group founded and run by Mertsi Fisher for the past twelve years and now taken over by Philippa. We now want to emphasise that research and publication (in a variety of media) is our core activity and would like to welcome new, committed, members. No special skills are necessary, just regular attendance at our monthly meetings.

Residents will remember our very successful October 2015 exhibition about early Letchworth industries which we have expanded into a book Industrial Letchworth: The First Garden City 1903-1920 which will be published this autumn and we hope to hold a local launch event.

Please make sure to check the 'Group events' panel on the right ⇒ for the time and venue of the next meeting.  Meetings are no longer possible at the International Garden City Exhibition (IGCE)  296 Norton Way South, SG6 1SU, as it has closed during the current virus emergency.

Our new project – a study of the origin of Letchworth road names – will resume when we find a venue.


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Exhibition: Letchworth Industry 1905 to 1920

In October 2015 the Letchworth Local History Group mounted a highly successful exhibition in the Letchworth Heritage's Community Area in the Arcade showing the range of early industries in Letchworth Garden City and emphasising the fact that the principal aim of the Garden City was to attract INDUSTRY and provide a much better living environment for its workers than the often miserable conditions in the great industrial cities.

Early visitors to the Garden City

In recent months we have researched the early visitors to the Garden City.

Contact Details

Philippa Parker 01462 686828


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