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Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust - Sir Theodore Chambers
Sir Theodore Chambers was chosen by Ebenezer Howard in 1920 to be the first Chairman of the Company that built Welwyn Garden City. He held that post until 1948 and became its last Chairman when it was nationalised by the government and subsumed into Welwyn Hatfield New Town. It is widely accepted that his skills, contacts and drive were key to getting the City built. This talk will cover his life and achievements which went far beyond Welwyn Garden. It will contain previously unseen pictures contributed by family members, and home videos of visits to a son living in British Columbia, obtained from Canadian National Archives.

Geoffrey Hollis has previously researched Louis de Soissons, the Garden City’s Chief Architect, for a talk also sponsored by the Trust. He discovered that Louis’ parents had falsely passed themselves off as the Count and Countess de Soissons, when both were from Poland. Sir Theodore came from solid upper middle class stock with a long pedigree – but there were still some surprising facets to his life which the talk will reveal.

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Sep 14, 2021 07:30 PM in London

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