Letchworth Local History Group

Letchworth Local History Group


This year will be taken up by completing our book on Letchworth - The Only New Industrial Town in England? It's only too easy to get carried away! It will include the early industries in Letchworth, as well as celebrating Ebenezer Howard, just in case he is taken too much for granted.

We are now working on a plaque for Eliza Howard, first wife of Ebenezer, to go in the porch of St. Mary's, then the Parish Church of Letchworth. She was buried there in the churchyard in
1904 in an unmarked grave and yet we know how greatly she was respected and admired by people in the town who made a collection for the building of Mrs Howard Memorial Hall

We are still on the lookout for Garden City enthusiasts to come and help us dig and delve a bit further in order to put together the full picture of the way the town came into being and then grew and developed.

Anyone curious to find out more, do come along.

Please make sure to check the 'Group events' panel on the right ⇒ for the time and venue of the next meeting.  Meetings are often at the International Gardens City Exhibition (IGCE)  296 Norton Way South.   SG6 1SU.


More News and Pictures

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 Letchwor

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