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Interesting & Historical Facts about Welwyn Garden City

Sir Ebernezer Howard (1850-1928) was the English founder of the garden city movement, and known for his publication To-Morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898). He created the first garden city - Letchworth Garden City, and then in 1920 Welwyn Garden City.

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