In February 2020 Blue Badge Guide Tim Kidd, from the Huguenots of Spitalfields Society gave a fascinating illustrated talk on ‘The Huguenots of Wandsworth’. Tim is now reprising his talk on zoom on February 18th, 12.00-13.00, and there is a link here to book. There is a ticket fee of £5.
This is a chance to catch this terrific lecture again, or for those who missed it last time to enjoy finding out about the Huguenots’ settlement in the area from the C17th. The review of local connections and sites of course includes Mount Nod, the miraculously surviving burial ground soon to be opened again with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Note: this is organised by the Friends of Wandsworth Common Heritage Group
The January talk, given by Philip Whyte, saw a large turnout to hear an interesting talk on the planning system with paarticular eference to Wandsworth. A synopsis of the talk is available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Developers LandSec with Invesco have been granted planning consent to convert the 70,000 sq ft store, which has been vacant for a year (apart from a charity Christmas pop-up store) into a leisure hub.
The ground floor will have an electric go karting track, the mezzanine will offer a family entertainment centre and high ropes climbing and the first floor will be used for bowling, indoor golf, darts, pool and basketball with restaurants.
It will certainly bring a new sort of evening economy to Wandsworth Southside which must already be on tenterhooks about the future of the Cineworld complex.