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!

Meeting Report: Growing up in Wartime Battersea


Sue Denton, one of the research team has written an interesting 50 page book as a report of the project. Cost £5

On Thursday 8 November Carol Rahn gave a fascinating presentation at the November meeting on an oral history project assembling the memories of local people who were living in Battersea during World War II. Their recollections of their childhood, their experiences of air raid shelters, brushes with death and evacuation made fascinating listening. The talk was accompanied by footage of the interviews which brought home the realities of a life far distant from that of children today.