Rose Harley will lead a Summer walk around the attractive Ruislip Woods and Lido, Northwood Hills. This is 6 miles long and almost all of the walk is in fine woodland, including Mad Bess Wood. There are some undulations. We travel to West Ruislip and return from Northwood Hills. Meet at Clapham Junction Station outside … Continue reading "Walk around Ruislip Lido"
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.
As the Wandsworth Society's contribution to the Wandle Fortnight the Society is organising a stroll to look at different views of the Wandle and the Thames, including a designated vista of the mouth of the Wandle. Meet by the Crane pub, at the beginning of The Causeway and finish at Putney Bridge Station (with frequent … Continue reading "Evening Wandle Walk"
The Society has a private guided booked a private visit for members and their friends to Ernö Goldfinger's 1930's Modernist home in Hampstead. The house, completed in 1939, forged a new pathway for modern design. The house is a compact domestic dwelling and can take only 12 visitors at a time which makes for an … Continue reading "Visit to 2 Willow Road"
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"
A soiree is planned with pianist Jennifer Carter plus a clarinettist; details to follow
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"
Our annual Christmas Party for members and their guests will feature entertainment from the Swingtime Sweethearts. To reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org; payment on the door for those who book for this pre-Christmas evening event. Supper and your first drink included in the entry price. For more about the entertainers see https://swingtimesweethearts.co.uk/
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"