30 Gems of Wandsworth


A view of Georgian Wandsworth from the fields and meadows to the east of the town; Queen Mary visiting a school in Putney in 1920; scurrilous banter during a Vestry election in 1860s Battersea.  These are just some of the delights to feature on a CD of images from the research ephemera collection of the Wandsworth Historical Society.

Using the latest scanning software, thirty carefully-chosen items from the many rare and fragile objects in the collection have been digitally copied so that a whole new group of history enthusiasts can admire them once again.  The disc also contains a four-page descriptive catalogue which you can easily print out to make your appreciation of these gems even more complete.

The Society’s Thirty Gems from the Collection CD costs just £5.00 plus £1.00 to cover post and packing.  Order your copy from WHS, 119 Heythorp Street, London SW18 5BT or by emailing  for more details.  Cheques should be made payable to the ‘Wandsworth Historical Society’.

Go to www.wandsworthhistory.org.uk for more information about the Society’s activities.



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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