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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.  

September Meeting

West Side Church Melody Road, London

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"

Visit to Carshalton Water Tower

Carshalton Water Tower West Street, Carshalton

We plan to visit this little known historic building as a group on a regular open day. The group will leave from Clapham Junction on the 14.02 train (meet on platform 15) for the 20 minute journey. The tower is a 10 minute walk from the station and we will meet any car drivers at … Continue reading "Visit to Carshalton Water Tower"

October Meeting

West Side Church Melody Road, London

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"