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The Magic of Pantomime


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"

January Meeting


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"

Virtual Tour


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  

February Meeting


The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building. Mark Justin who runs the Le Gothique Restaurant in the RVPB will speak about the history of this building and debunk some of the myths. The zoom lik for this meeting will be sent to all members in the monthly flyer. If you would like to attend but are not … Continue reading "February Meeting"

March Meeting


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"

April Meeting


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"

GLA Elections hustings event – Merton and Wandsworth constituency elections


  Elections for the Mayor and London Assembly elections will be held on 6 May. The Putney Society has joined with the Wandsworth, Battersea and Wimbledon Societies to organize an online hustings with the London Assembly candidates for the Merton and Wandsworth constituency. Currently the declared candidates who will take part are: Louise Callis (Conservative) … Continue reading "GLA Elections hustings event – Merton and Wandsworth constituency elections"

May 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"

June 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"

July Meeting

There will be no formal meeting in July: we feel that most people are bored of Zoom meetings and we cannot confidently book a social event or even a static outdoor meeting.