Lambeth & Wandsworth History Events from 1 September

Wandsworth Town Centre redevelopment continues

For the latest news of the Council’s approval of developers’ scheme for the Town  Centre and the possibility of opening up Feathers Wharf for a riverside walk, see the detailed stories and letters of Wandsworth Society at

Lambeth Local History Fair 1 September


Stalls and talks at Clapham Omnibus, Clapham Common North Side, SW4

Includes talk by me on Rink Mania in Edwardian Lambeth at 12.30pm.

I will also be running a stall.

Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival – whole month of September. For full programme see:

Lambeth Heritage Festival programme 2018

Summerstown182 Project Events


The ‘Stripes of Peace’ initiative involves making beautiful personalised tributes to be placed on the homes of the Summerstown182 in time for the centenary Remembrance.

Saturday 8 September. 2pm. ‘Earlsfield Wandle Wander’ Guided Walk

From garden next to St Andrew’s Church, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield. Part of Wandle Fortnight.

Sunday 16 September. 2-4pm. ‘Summerstown182 Stripes of Peace’

At ‘Friends of Streatham Cemetery Open Day’. ‘Creative commemoration’ workshop making tributes for the lost local lives of the First World War at Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane. Help make colourful decorative tributes which will be placed on the sites of the homes of the Summerstown182 later this year

Saturday 22 September. 12-5pm. ‘Summerstown182 Stripes of Peace’ at the Tooting ‘Community Fun Day’

Sunday 23 September. 2-430pm. Tooting History Tour

Starts outside Tooting Broadway tube station.

Saturday & Sunday 14/15 October. ‘Summerstown182 Stripes of Peace’ in Flanders Fields, Belgium

Commemorating the centenary of the liberation of the village of Gullegem in the Battle of Courtrai, the project will  to take its ‘creative commemoration’ workshop to Belgium.

Saturday 20h October. 2-5pm. ‘Summerstown182 Stripes of Peace’

‘Creative commemoration’ workshop at St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon Road, Summerstown, SW17

Wednesday 31 October. 6.30pm. ‘Spooking Tooting’ Guided Walk

Some of the darker tales from Tooting’s historic past, starts outside Tooting Broadway tube station.

Saturday 10 November. 11am. ‘Summerstown182 Walk of Remembrance’

St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon Road, SW17 0UQ

Walking in the footsteps of the Summerstown182, stopping at their homes, telling their stories, admiring the ‘Stripes of Peace’ which will have been created by the local community over the preceding months. This unique ‘double circuit’ covers the Earlsfield area in the morning, Tooting in the afternoon. The Walk will finish with a viewing of the war memorial in St Mary’s Church and refreshments.


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 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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