Shredded Wheat Welwyn Garden City Eng...
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Mark Schuster EXPERT Taken 10:30, 30/06/2008 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Shredded Wheat Welwyn Garden City England

The World > Europe > UK > England

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

A landmark of Welwyn Garden City are the 30 tall silos of the Shredded Wheat Factory which overlook the town. The factory opened in 1928 to produce breakfast cereals and in particular shredded wheat. During the Second World War it was considered of such importance to the provision of food that it was given special protection from enemy bombers. Until recent years vistors to the Garden City would not only see this impressive structure but smell it from miles away. A pleasant warm and malty aroma not unlike that of a brewery. But unfortunately no more. The factory was closed in 2008 and is believed to have been purchased by TESCO which plans a large shopping centre with residential and sports areas. The main building is listed and will remain. It will be interesting to see what use can be found for the 30 silos.

On the other side of the footbridge you can see the Howard Centre shopping mall and beneath it the railway stations with hourly trains to London's Kings Cross (26 minutes away) and through which passes much of the trafic to Britains North East.

Photographs for this panorama were taken in June 2008 not long after breakfast cereal production ceased. At that time the "Sherreded Wheat" sign still existed. It has since been painted over.

mark@panoradiant.co.uk

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in England

map

A: Welwyn Garden City Shredded Wheat Factory

by Mark Schuster, 100 meters away

A landmark in Welwyn Garden City are the 30 tall silos of the Shredded Wheat factory which overlook t...

Welwyn Garden City Shredded Wheat Factory

B: Rolls Royce

by Mark Schuster, 280 meters away

A classic Rolls Royce circa 1936 - I think in Welwyn Garden CityI took the photographs for this panor...

Rolls Royce

C: Welwyn Garden City

by Mark Schuster, 370 meters away

Welwyn Garden City was the brain child of Ebenezer Howard (later Sir Ebenezer Howard), a self contain...

Welwyn Garden City

D: WomensTour Bike Race

by Mark Schuster, 410 meters away

Spring 2014The penultimate stage of this race through Hertfordshire finishes in Welwyn Garden City.  ...

WomensTour Bike Race

E: Coronation Fountain at Welwyn Garden City

by Mark Schuster, 410 meters away

This fountain in Welwyn Garden City was commissioned to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I...

Coronation Fountain at Welwyn Garden City

F: Inside The Icy Fountain Welwyn Garden City Uk

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 420 meters away

I was impressed by the structure the ice had created around the fountain and thought i could shoot a ...

Inside The Icy Fountain Welwyn Garden City Uk

G: Inside The Icy Fountain 2 Welwyn Garden City Uk

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 430 meters away

Inside The Icy Fountain 2 Welwyn Garden City Uk

H: Band on the Campus

by Mark Schuster, 490 meters away

A band on the Campus in Welwyn Garden City with many of my neighbours enjoying the music - the sunshi...

Band on the Campus

I: Dawn Sculpture in Welwyn Garden City

by Mark Schuster, 510 meters away

Dawn is a not quite life size statue done by a local artist in the 1950s. I don't know what she repre...

Dawn Sculpture in Welwyn Garden City

J: White Bridge - Welwyn Garden City

by Mark Schuster, 660 meters away

The pretty White Bridge used to carry the road across the branch line railway line before it was clos...

White Bridge - Welwyn Garden City

This panorama was taken in England, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama