It's Christmas and this year there will be no Society party and fewer celebrations than usual everywhere. In order to provide some seasonal entertainment, Ian Gledhill will talk about that favourite Christmas outing, the pantomime. Ian, a seasoned speaker, has spent most of his working life in live entertainment, mainly in opera and musical theatre, … Continue reading "The Magic of Pantomime"
The Rise and Fall of the 1947 Planning System and where do we go in 2021? Chair of the Wandsworth Society's Planning Group (and past Chair of the Society), Philip Whyte, will talk about the way that planning policy has evolved in the the last 70 years. Philip will introduce us to the Government's 2020 Green … Continue reading "January Meeting"
A virtual tour of the recycling centre in Smugglers Way. The 30 minute tour consists of a talk with video clips followed by a Q&A session. The link is open to all on https://zoom.us/j/93666950616
Valerie Selby, Parks Development & Biodiversity Manager at Enable Leisure and Culture, will speak about Wandsworth Council's recently launched Biodiversity Strategy. The event will consist of a half hour talk followed by discussion and questions. The Wandsworth council committee paper relating to the strategy can be found here listed as agenda item 3 – with … Continue reading "March 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"