On 9 June, as our joint contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, the Wandsworth Society and Putney Societies were addressed by Phil Evison onthe history of rowing on the Thames. To see a recording of the meeting click the link below.
On Thursday 12 May David Tidley. Transport Strategy Team Manager for Wandsworth & Richmond Councils, talked to the Society about transport issues in Wandsworth. A recording of the meeting, together with David’s slides, can be seen here:
Libby, a member of the Wandsworth Society gave a fascinating talk to the Society on the 21 May. Libby abridges newly published books for Radio 4 and is a familiar name to listeners of Book of the Week. To view a recording of the talk see the following
On 17 February Gill Farnsworth current Vice-Chair (and past Chair) of the South Bank Ramblers gave an interesting talk over Zoom about their origins, achievements and wide role today. Without them we might not have had the unparallelled access to the English countryside through National Parks and Rights of Way. Their work continues, repairing footpaths, installing footpath gates and ensuring rights of way are mapped and kept accessible.
The talk can be viewed here:
The 11 November meeting reviewed the work and play of the Wandsworth Society over 50 years, from objections to the “motorway box” in 1971 and cyclostyled newsletters through to today’s objections to tall buildings and meetings and visits on zoom throughout the pandemic. To view the meeting click below