Book – ‘Industrial Letchworth – The First Garden City 1903-1920’

£15.00

Fantastic book, A4 size, paperback, 144 pages, packed full of images from the Garden City Collection, exploring the history of Letchworth’s early industry.

“This is a very well-produced and attractive book written by five members of the Letchworth Local History Research Group, with contributions from another six, and edited by Janet Capstick and Philippa Parker, who should all be congratulated on an excellent production.” Chris Barney, Industrial Archaeology Review

“Excellently illustrated throughout with a bibliography I would recommend this book to the local historian and anyone with connections to Letchworth. It is a valuable addition to the history of the town.” Jane Tunesi, Hertfordshire People

In spite of being named the first ‘Garden City’, Letchworth was conceived as a model industrial town built on enterprise and employment.

Never intended to be merely a pleasant place to live, it needed to be large enough to encourage the mass movement of manufacturers and their employees from overcrowded cities and to function as a self-supporting new town.

In this richly illustrated account, Letchworth Local History Research Group look in detail at the town’s foundation in the early 1900s and the energetic organisation and administration that enabled it to get off the ground quickly and successfully.

Based on new research into a wealth of source material, the book puts to rest some of the enduring myths about the garden city, revealing a nuanced picture of the founding of a working community.

The collaborative efforts of First Garden City Ltd (FGC), the development company for the new town, are a key focus.

Price includes postage/delivery and every penny of the proceeds go directly towards funding Letchworth’s museum service.

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Fantastic book, A4 size, paperback, 144 pages, packed full of images from the Garden City Collection, exploring the history of Letchworth’s early industry.

“This is a very well-produced and attractive book written by five members of the Letchworth Local History Research Group, with contributions from another six, and edited by Janet Capstick and Philippa Parker, who should all be congratulated on an excellent production.” Chris Barney, Industrial Archaeology Review

“Excellently illustrated throughout with a bibliography I would recommend this book to the local historian and anyone with connections to Letchworth. It is a valuable addition to the history of the town.” Jane Tunesi, Hertfordshire People

In spite of being named the first ‘Garden City’, Letchworth was conceived as a model industrial town built on enterprise and employment.

Never intended to be merely a pleasant place to live, it needed to be large enough to encourage the mass movement of manufacturers and their employees from overcrowded cities and to function as a self-supporting new town.

In this richly illustrated account, Letchworth Local History Research Group look in detail at the town’s foundation in the early 1900s and the energetic organisation and administration that enabled it to get off the ground quickly and successfully.

Based on new research into a wealth of source material, the book puts to rest some of the enduring myths about the garden city, revealing a nuanced picture of the founding of a working community.

The collaborative efforts of First Garden City Ltd (FGC), the development company for the new town, are a key focus.

Price includes postage/delivery and every penny of the proceeds go directly towards funding Letchworth’s museum service.

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Garden City Collection

The Garden City Collection is an ACE-accredited museum & archive which celebrates the history of Letchworth, the World’s first Garden City. Highlights of the collection include maps & masterplans, beautiful Arts & Crafts artworks and textiles, and thousands of wonderful old photographs chronicling the life of this unique town.
We sell unique and exclusive books & souvenirs, and all proceeds go directly towards the museum service.

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We will refund purchases only if they are defective. Please email josh.tidy@letchworth.com or call 07713 565650 in the first instance. You will usually be required to return the item to us via registered mail.

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