Welwyn Garden City Ltd., The Public Relations Department undated c1939
Folder containing a number of stapled leaflets or fold out gate folded leaflets giving information about different aspects of Welwyn Garden City. All illustrated with b/w photographic plates and with upper wrapper of each sporting a tiny colour print designed by Charles Paine. Subjects are "The Idea behind Welwyn", "Industry", "Sports and Pastimes", "Public Services", "Hostels", "Natural Amenities", "Drama and Music", "Places of Worship", "Education", "Shopping", and "Pleasant Homes". The folder itself is blue with drawing design by Charles Paine. Faint stamp of previous owner William E Spangle on upper wrapper. William E. Spangle graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in city planning in 1938. He worked as a city and regional planner in the San Francisco Bay Area as the principal of William Spangle and Associates. Charles Paine (1895-1967) Charles Paine was a versatile and prolific designer who worked on poster design for the G.P.O., Empire Marketing Board and many others. In 1939 he was taken on at Welwyn to direct their advertising campaign. He produced this collection of brochures for Welwyn along side a series of seasonal posters, maps and leaflets to promote Welwyn as a place to live and work. Scarce. Two duplicate leaflets in the collection.