John Hatch, who has brewed beer on the Ram Brewery site for many years, as an employee of Youngs, will speak about the history of the site and his own story of brewing We hope that this is part 1 of the story of brewing and that for part 2, later in the year, Duncan … Continue reading "April Meeting"
The Society's AGM will be held at 7.30pm and will be followed at around 8pm by a talk by art historian and local resident Julia Jane Heckles. She will talk about William Morris and his long association with the River Wandle. Society members will be sent the Zoom link by email in advance of the … Continue reading "May Meeting"
Springfield Hoapital: the future of this landmark site. Emma Hill is the recently appointed Community Engagement Officer at Springfield Hospital, which lies between Wandsworth Common and Tooting, and is the largest redevelopment site in the West of the Borough. Emma will update us on the progress of the redevelopment of the site and the hospital's … Continue reading "June Meeting"
Tony Jones, the archivist at Emanuel School, will speak on ‘Developing the Emanuel School Archive’; the talk will bring together local history, an outline of their war research, their best photos and the technicalities behind setting up an archive. The meeting will see a return to our usual indoor venue, with seating spaced out as … Continue reading "September Meeting"
Dobbin's Field? Paradise Cooperative? Not ringing a bell? Come and find out more about this acre of land next to Wandsworth Common just over the road from the Prison. Brendon Conway, a trustee, will be talking about how this enterprise started, its aims and objectives. This is a face to face meeting in the usual … Continue reading "October Meeting"
FOR A REPORT OF THIS MEETING SEE "NEWS" 50 years of the Wandsworth Society. This Summer saw our 50th anniversary and this event is a review of a half century of activity from founder and longstanding members about our activities, successes and our most frustrating moments. So we will hear about planning and environment, the … Continue reading "November Meeting – 50 years of the Society"
FOR A REPORT OF THIS MEETING SEE "NEWS" We are pleased to welcome, instead, Simon Saville, environmentalist and butterfly expert. He will speak about London as a National Park City (as it was officially designated in 2019). Simon was an early supporter and now a Ranger; he will talk about the aims and activities of … Continue reading "January Meeting"
Gill Farnsworth from the South Bank Ramblers will talk about The Ramblers, their main campaigns and activities both nationally and locally and how these draw people of any age to the outdoors for exercise and wellbeing. This meeting once again is on Zoom; the link will be emailed to members a week ahead of the … Continue reading "February Meeting"
Libby Spurrier will speak about the work of an abridger. Many of us who listen to BBC Radio 4 will have heard her name when listening to programmes like Book at Bedtime and wondered "how she does she do it?" This is your chance to find out. The meeting will not be streamed on Zoom … Continue reading "April Meeting"
As the Society's contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, Phil Evison, local historian, will speak on the subject The History of Rowing in Putney. This is a joint event with the Putney Society, and will be listed in the programme of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival whose theme this year is Sport in Wandsworth.