Virtual tour of the WRWA

On 28 January members were taken on a fascinating virtual tour of the Western Riverside Waste Authority site in Smugglers Way by Jon Long the Education Officer.

In order to see a short film to accompany the site visit https://wrwa.gov.uk/schools-adult-groups/wealth-hidden-in-waste/. For opening times see https://wrwa.gov.uk/centre-opening-times/ but note that from Monday 15 March you will need to book in order to do your recycling. You can discover where you can recycle specific items in the Wandsworth area on https://www.recyclenow.com/ To see what the charity Rework do to recycle unwanted furniture, bikes and white goods do see https://www.groundwork.org.uk/projects/rework/   A graphic which shows the destinations your recycling is sent can be seen on https://wrwa.gov.uk/news/where-does-my-recycling-go/

A slice of Wandsworth Town’s History

On Saturday 1 June, as Part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, David Kirk led some 35 people down and around East Hill to the High Street, discussing a variety of sites nearby of ‘entertainment’, the theme of this year’s festival, ‘recreation’ of all sorts, some listed buildings, the Huguenot past and the changing character of the area. The peace of the Huguenot Burial Ground was noted as a contrast to the incessant traffic!