Over 40 years of local history on film

Welwyn Village Millennium photograph, June 2000. Copyright: Welwyn Film Record Society.

Welwyn Village Millennium photograph, June 2000. Copyright: Welwyn Film Record Society.

Since 1968 the Society has filmed people, places, events and changes in Welwyn Village and its parish.

Each year the footage is edited into a half hour film with narrated sound track. The films are shown at the Civic Centre during Welwyn Festival week, and to local clubs and societies at other times.

A loyal audience of Welwyn residents always enjoys a selection of past films during the Festival Week shows. Featured items include the coming of the A1 motorway, the discovery of the Roman Bathhouse, housing development at Danesbury and the effects of decimalisation and the three day week on the village. Audiences are always amused when the voice-over tells of houses in Welwyn costing up to £9000 and that petrol may soon reach £1 a gallon. In short, the films are a fascinating social and environmental record of Welwyn Village and the surrounding area. They are an emotional reminder of all those things that fade from the memory as time goes by.

For more about the Society go to the History page.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS and would particularly welcome anyone with script writing skills. We also need help with video editing and are looking to attract someone who can use PC based editing software. If you are interested please contact Andrew Brown — details on the contact page.