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."
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"
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.
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.
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"
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"
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.
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"
The Society's AGM and the talk by Duncan Sambrook, Managing Director of Sambrook’s have been cancelled due to illness.
There will be no April meeting due to Coronavirus