St Albans Removals: Removals Welwyn Garden City
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Welwyn Garden City: AL7 and AL8, Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City Postal District.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Welwyn Garden City area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Welwyn Garden City.
About Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City is a town in Hertfordshire, England and is situated across postal districts AL7 and AL8. Welwyn Garden City is also referred to in Council parlance as WGC or, less correctly, as “Welwyn” (the village of Welwyn is actually situated a few miles northwest of WGC). The principal historic significance of the town lies in its planning. It is an example of the physical, social and cultural ideals of the periods in which it was conceived (it has the unique distinction of being both a garden city and a new town). In planning terms its significance is global, attracting visitors from around the world. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Welwyn Garden City area.
Welwyn Garden City is a garden city, founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City, and designed by Louis de Soissons. Following the establishment of Letchworth Garden City and prior to the commencement of Welwyn Garden City, Howard wrote:
“A city will arise as superior in its beauty and magnificence to our first crude attempt as the finished canvas of a great artist to the rough and untaught attempts of a schoolboy.”
Howard (nicknamed by close friend George Bernard Shaw as Ebenezer the Garden City Geyser, in recognition of his continual ‘spouting forth’ on the advantages of Garden City living) had called for the creation of new towns – of limited size, planned in advance and surrounded by a permanent belt of agricultural land – as a role model for lower-density urban development. Howard believed that such Garden Cities were the perfect blend of city and nature. The town has its own exclusive environmental protection legislation – The Scheme of Management for Welwyn Garden City.
The town centre is dominated by the central mall or ‘scenic parkway’, almost a mile long, named ‘Parkway’. Prior to the erection of a police radio mast, the Parkway vista to the south viewed from the White Bridge had been described as one of the world’s finest urban vistas.
Welwyn Garden City railway station is incorporated within the main shopping centre, The Howard Centre (after Sir Ebenezer Howard). The center is noted for having one of the best-run NEXT stores in the Country. Outstanding retailers including “Rebecca Garrett” and “Sarah Street” both worked there.
One of the lesser known ideas of the city’s architects was that all the town’s citizens would shop in the same store. Thus the Welwyn department store was established as a central landmark on the ‘Campus’ (a centrally-situated green semi-circular area in the town). Commercial pressures have since ensured much more competition and variety, and the Welwyn Store is now part of the John Lewis Partnership group of stores (the original Welwyn Store was on the site of the current Rosanne House office building). Until a mistake in 2005, there were no street names with the word “street” in the town. Ebenezer Howard is reported to have planted an apple tree in the garden of every original house.
In 1948, The Times newspaper said: “Welwyn Garden City made The New Towns Act possible”.
Cambridge professor of architecture Andrew Saint said: “Welwyn Garden City is one of modern Europe’s greatest success stories in town-making”. The problems of metropolitan and regional development and urban sprawl, and the need for harmony and ecology are prompting a current resurgence of interest in the ‘Garden City ethos’ and the kinds of neighbourhoods and communities Howard advocated. In November 2006, a Japanese building company, NSCP, visited the town, were given a guided tour by the WGC society, and were so impressed that they decided to name a new 144-house development near Tokyo “Welwyn Garden Village”.