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Hustings for the European Elections.

St Anne's Church 182 St Ann's |Hill, Wandsworth

The Wandsworth Society are joining with the Putney Society to hold hustings for the European Parliament elections. The line up will be (in alphabetical order of party): Conservatives - Scott Pattenden, MEP candidate for London Greens - Gulnar Hasnain, MEP candidate for London Labour - Cllr Fleur Anderson, Wandsworth Councillor (Bedford ward) Lib Dems - … Continue reading "Hustings for the European Elections."

A Slice of Wandsworth Town’s History

In front of Book Hous Top of East Hill

As part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, David Kirk will lead a short walk down East Hill to the High Street, discussing a variety of sites nearby of entertainment, 'recreation' of all sorts, some listed buildings, the Huguenot past and the changing character of the area. Meet at Huguenot Place in front of Book House, … Continue reading "A Slice of Wandsworth Town’s History"

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June Meeting: The Restoration of Fulham Palace

West Side Church Melody Road, London

The renovation of Fulham Palace and its garden. Alexis Haslam,  Fulham Palace's Community Archaeologist, will give us an illustrated  talk on the restoration project - which is curently underway - and the discoveries that have been made.

September Meeting: Cleaner Air for Wandsworth

West Side Church Melody Road, London

Why are 'ULEZ' and other changes needed? How will they be achieved, with what implications for residents? Our principal speaker will be Leonie Cooper, London Assembly member for Merton and Wandsworth, who had a key role in developing the Mayor of London's plans. Ask your questions and join in the debate.

October Meeting – a talk by Simon Winder

West Side Church Melody Road, London

Simon Winder, Wandsworth resident, part-time historian and part-time publisher, will talk about his latest book Lotharingia, A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country . Two talks to the Society on his earlier works were much enjoyed for their wit and style. As one reviewer has written about his latest book, 'He is a master of … Continue reading "October Meeting – a talk by Simon Winder"

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November Meeting – The Good, the Bad and the Inappropriate – what ‘Planning’ has done to / for Wandsworth

West Side Church Melody Road, London

How successful has the Society been (since its inception in 1971) in pursuing its primary purpose of protecting and enhancing the built environment in our area of interest? A presentation and discussion, led by a panel of Society 'experts'. Members of the audience will be invited to give their own suggestions about 'successes' and 'failures'. The … Continue reading "November Meeting – The Good, the Bad and the Inappropriate – what ‘Planning’ has done to / for Wandsworth"

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January Meeting – Greening the Grid

West Side Church Melody Road, London

Presentation by Nina Kowalska of Southfield's Green the Grid initiative. This began in Spring 2018 with the aim of encouraging residents to make their local streets visually greener, more friendly to wildlife, and to improve air quality and help prevent flooding. The aim is to help Southfields to become London’s first Front Garden Friendly Neighbourhood.  

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Wandsworth Society February Meeting – The Huguenots and Wandsworth

West Side Church Melody Road, London

Our speaker will be Tim Kidd, a City of London Blue Badge guide, from the charity Huguenots of Spitalfields whose remit is education and heritage, to communicate Huguenot culture and their achievements. He will tell us  about who the Huguenots are, why they left France, persecution, emigration, assimilation, famous Huguenots, their achievements and their legacies. … Continue reading "Wandsworth Society February Meeting – The Huguenots and Wandsworth"

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