In February 2020 Blue Badge Guide Tim Kidd, from the Huguenots of Spitalfields Society gave a fascinating illustrated talk on ‘The Huguenots of Wandsworth’. Tim is now reprising his talk on zoom on February 18th, 12.00-13.00, and there is a link here to book. There is a ticket fee of £5.
This is a chance to catch this terrific lecture again, or for those who missed it last time to enjoy finding out about the Huguenots’ settlement in the area from the C17th. The review of local connections and sites of course includes Mount Nod, the miraculously surviving burial ground soon to be opened again with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Note: this is organised by the Friends of Wandsworth Common Heritage Group
On Monday 16 November and Friday 20 November at 1pm the WRWA (Western Riverside Waste Authority) are offering on line interactive tours of the recycling site. Details of the tours are on given on the website https://wrwa.gov.uk/schools-adult-groups/online
Wandsworth Council are holding a Climate Summit with six virtual sessions with representatives of the Council, residents, community groups and organisations to discussing key issues surrounding climate change in the borough. These will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2020 covering topics including recycling and waste, green space, how to ‘green’ your home and how to get involved. Find out more and book your space at http://ow.ly/KAnB50C5TR5
There will be an opportunity to question the London Mayor Sadiq Kahn and members of the London Assembly at Battersea Arts Centre on Wednesday 11 March. The session starts at 7pm and will be chaired by our Assembly Member Leonie Cooper.
For details and booking (which is essential) see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peoples-question-time-wandsworth-tickets-90762471997
Brewery and Stable Tours are now being offered around the former Youngs Brewery, now the Ram Quarter. There is an the opportunity to dig deeper into the heritage of the iconic buildings on a guided tour led by John Hatch, brewer and raconteur extraordinaire.
Visitors will be taken behind the scenes for a journey through the London landmark, including the old stables where the Shire horses used to be kept and the nanobrewery itself.
Brewery tours will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting at 2.30pm and lasting just under an hour. Cost is £15 adults; £5 children. To book Book online here: https://bit.ly/2DUg4h4