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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Welwyn Garden City

Located about 25 miles north of London, Welwyn Garden City was founded in 1920 by Sir Ebenezer Howard with the intention of providing a living space which combined the benefits of town and country, without the disadvantages of both.  

Tree-lined avenues and green open spaces characterised the original townscape, and much of this is retained today.

Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin and the Blower Bentley

The workshops set up by Sir Henry Birkin to produce the famous supercharged Bentleys of the late 1920s and early 1930s.

19 and 21 Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3BQ.

1929 – 1933.