Tag Archive: Heritage

Wandsworth Heritage Festival: Spies on the Common

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Tuesday 29th May, 6.30pm Talk: Spies on the Common Paul McCue, Secret WW2 Learning Network A talk and presentation on the M.I.5 London Reception Centre, located in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building on Wandsworth Common during WW2. Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill SW11 1JB FREE • Please book in advance: hello@enablelc.org (quote ‘Heritage Festival’ in… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival: Photographing Battersea’s Riverside

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Tuesday 29 May, 2 to 4pm Workshop: Photographing Battersea’s Riverside Organised by Enable Leisure and Culture Photograph the historic landmarks of Battersea Park and riverside, benefiting from technical and creative guidance from Putney School of Art & Design’s photography tutor. You will need a camera or a smartphone. Meet at London Peace Pagoda on the… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2018: Watercolour Landscape Painting

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Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 May, 10am to 4pm Two day workshop: Watercolour Landscape Painting Organised by Enable Leisure and Culture A two day workshop exploring this historic landscape and vista, initially in the studio and then outside along the Putney riverside and parks (weather permitting). You will be working on quick drawings in sketchbooks… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2018: Tooting Common Maps

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Saturday 26 May, 10am to 2pm Drop in session: Tooting Common Maps Organised by the Tooting Common Heritage Project View a collection of historical maps and drawings relating to parks and green open spaces in Wandsworth. The focus is Tooting Common but a selection of maps from other green open spaces in the borough will… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2018: Parks and Open Spaces of the Borough

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WANDSWORTH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2018: 26 May to 10 June ‘Parks and Open Spaces of the Borough’   The focus of this year’s Wandsworth Heritage Festival (WHF) is a celebration of Wandsworth’s many open spaces. This programme of events has been brought together by Heritage Wandsworth: the local history and historic environment partnership for the Borough… Read More

Restoration begins on historic Tooting Common drinking fountain

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Refurbishment work has begun on restoring a prominent and historic landmark on Tooting Common, thanks to National Lottery players. The 1930s drinking fountain is being cleaned, repaired and brought back into public use, as part of a wider scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that’s designed to breathe new life into some of… Read More

Conservation careers take seed on Tooting Common

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So far 15 Wandsworth residents have taken their first steps into ground maintenance and landscape conservation industry thanks to the £1.9m Tooting Common Heritage Project. The trainees – including Dameon Napoli, Ana Viera, Andrew Kauffman and Billy Mohan  – have been working on the common for the last few months and have now successfully completed… Read More

Falcon Road Heritage Festival

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The Falcon Road Heritage Festival on Saturday (June 25) will feature a day of family entertainment to celebrate the local community and pay tribute to Armed Forces Day. Where: Este Road and Shillington Gardens, Battersea When:  Saturday June 25, 11am to 9.30pm The free festival includes music, entertainment and food. In the afternoon there will… Read More

Wandsworth Heritage Festival

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Talk: Wandsworth in the First World War Tuesday 31 May at 6.30pm Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 1JB Organised in association with Enable Leisure and Culture. Historian and author Paul McCue will speak about his research on the Battersea and Wandsworth Battalions and their experiences in the trenches. Archivist Ruth MacLeod will discuss life… Read More