Letchworth History Group commemorates Ebenezer Howard 90 years since his death

Lord Matthew Taylor will discuss how Garden City principles can apply to housing needs today. Pictur

Lord Matthew Taylor will discuss how Garden City principles can apply to housing needs today. Picture: Garden City Collection - Credit: Archant

The Letchworth History Group will welcome Lord Matthew Taylor to speak at the Ebenezer Howard memorial lecture, being held on Tuesday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of his death.

The Letchworth History Group will mark the 90 year anniversary of Ebenezer Howard's death with a tal

The Letchworth History Group will mark the 90 year anniversary of Ebenezer Howard's death with a talk on Garden City Principles. Picture: Garden City Collection - Credit: Archant

Matthew Taylor is a long-term supporter and advocate of Ebenzer Howard’s Garden City priniciples and has experience and expertise in housing and plannning which has seen him serve as a government adviser over the last decade.

The talk will display how Ebenezer Howard’s ideas and policies from over 100 years ago have be applied to housing problems we face today.

He said: “If we stop ruining historic towns and villages with new housing estates and instead create vibrant, attractive new villages with facilities that people need, that is how we will overcome the housing shortage.”

The lecture will be at the Spirella Ballroom at 7.30pm and will include music provided by the Garden City Band.


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Tickets are £7 and are available from David’s Bookshop and Letchworth tourist information centre.

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