History

Items about history.

Our latest book: Industrial Letchworth

The (then) Letchworth Local History Group’s exhibition in October 2015 titled Letchworth – England’s first new industrial town? aimed to highlight Letchworth as, primarily, an industrial experiment. The Group’s first project was a study of the 1911 Census data for the town; we envisage building on this when the 1921 data becomes available, as it will offer a fascinating picture of the first 18 years of Letchworth. 

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.

Meeting

Tue, 15/02/2022 - 7:30pm

International Garden Cities Exhibition, 296 Norton Way South SG6 1SU
Our work on a database of historic and contemporary Letchworth road names is progressing well and we always welcome new members for future projects.

From Asia to England

Thu, 24/02/2022 - 7:30pm

Thursday 24 February

Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South

Did you and your family move to England from Asia? Then we would like to share your story - the life you left behind and arriving here in England and more specifically Letchworth. If you don't want to share a story please come along and listen. To book a place, please get in touch:

Aman Dhillon  asiaandbeyond@lalg.org.uk

 

Austerity Britain - NEW DATE

Thu, 17/02/2022 - 7:30pm

Austerity Britain 1945-1951 by David Kynaston (2007) particularly exploring the birth of the NHS and the Butler Education Act 1944 and social change. Suggested pages 1-184 with index references for education.

We meet in the Broadway Hotel Bar , Letchworth

Meeting

Repeats every month on March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the third Thursday until Thu Dec 15 2022.
Thu, 17/03/2022 - 7:30pm

Venue: The Broadway Hotel Bar

Details to be announced closer to the time.

Garden City Collection

Tue, 22/02/2022 - 10:30am

Garden City Collection of the history of Letchworth; at Wilbury
Hills Road SG6 4LD.

William would appreciate some help in running this group.

LALG members only.

Limited to 12. To book, by Saturday 19 February, please contact William.

A tragedy, a carpenter and a clock: solving the problem of longitude

Thu, 10/02/2022 - 7:30pm

A tragedy, a carpenter and a clock: solving the problem of longitude - a talk by Barry Brown.

The Underwood Room, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South SG6 1NX

£3 each to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments.

Asia and Beyond

This group will first look at the experiences shared by people moving to the UK from Asia; future meetings will look beyond Asia. Interested? Please get in touch with Aman Dhillon at asiaandbeyond@lalg.org.uk

 

Meeting at IGCE

 

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