Wrong!

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 10:42 06 May 2010

A newly published £35 book has, I am reliably informed, apparently made some glaring errors! English Landscape – the South East quotes the following new towns arriving AFTER World War II, as Stevenage, Basildon, Hitchen (spelt that way), Hemel Hempstead,

A newly published £35 book has, I am reliably informed, apparently made some glaring errors! English Landscape - the South East quotes the following new towns arriving AFTER World War II, as Stevenage, Basildon, Hitchen (spelt that way), Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes and then Welwyn Garden City! Strange that, because Welwyn Garden City came into being 16 years after Letchworth Garden City, and as we know our town was born in1903 - long before even World War I!. And I am sure we all are aware that Hitchin is an historic market town and not a new town's bi-product and I am sure the residents of WGC would be very unhappy that their Garden City has been bracketed as a new town from the 1960s and 70s! Thank goodness that elsewhere in the book, Letchworth Garden City is mentioned in the right context as being the world's first Garden City, but one would have thought that the authors of such an expensive book would have been more careful.


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