Welwyn Garden City Past
By (author) Tony Rook
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Welwyn Garden City Past by Tony Rook
Book DescriptionJust over eighty years ago, when Ebenezer Howard, the 'inventor' of Welwyn Garden City, bought the land to build his 'new town', the area was a place of scattered farms and woodland. Though it took near half a century for Westminster to comprehend Howard's concept, its influence on town planning has been so great that its history is usually discussed uncritically. In this book, the distinguished archaeologist and historian, Tony Rook, who has researched around Welwyn for 40 years, throws new light on the history of the site, from pre-history to the present day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860771415
(230mm x 210mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Phillimore & Co Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tony Rook
River Mimram, Paperback (June 2014)
A fascinating journey along the river through the history and folklore of the River Mimram, one of Britain's most beautiful and enchanting rivers.
Welwyn & Welwyn Garden City Through Time, Paperback (September 2013)
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Welwyn & Welwyn Garden City has changed and developed over the last century.
History of Hertfordshire, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Tony Rook
A history of Hertfordshire
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