Wandsworth Historical Society Publications Special Offer
WHS, which has shut down its meetings, has a special offer from its back catalogue of publications for those who would like to catch up on publications they may have missed – please see the attached flyer on how to access, download and only pay a modest price for these.
Wandsworth Heritage Service
WHS is closed. There are online resources available on its – archive catalogues, family history and heritage resources, Tooting Common Heritage Project and an image collection – much to explore if you haven’t done so before.
History & Social Action Publications on Wandsworth
History & Social Action Publications is my publishing imprint. I have the following titles relevant to Wandsworth for sale.
Terence Chapman. Caroline Ganley
This biography was published in 2018 to be available at the unveiling of the plaque to Caroline Ganley, the socialist Labour activist on family health care, leading London co-operator, member of Battersea Borough Council and London County Council and MP for Battersea South 1945-51. As well as being a full biographical account it contains Appendices of documents. £8
Jon Newman. Battersea’s Global Reach. The Story of Price’s Candles. Special crisis price of £3 (normally £5)
Sean Creighton. From Exclusion to Political Control. Radical and Working Class Organisation in Battersea 1830s -1918. £2
Sean Creighton. Battersea Women’s Activism 1890s -1914. £2
Sean Creighton. Railwaymen and Brunswick House. £1
You can also read my Alternative Tooting Rambles at:
Putney Bridge 1894 Ordnance Survey Map
I also have copies of the Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Map of Putney Bridge 1894 at the special price of £1.
To order please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennington Park Chartist walk, Saturday 4 April. 2.30pm
Marietta Crichton Stuart of Friends of Kennington Park will lead a walk around the park to commemorate the 172nd anniversary of the great Chartist Rally, which took place on Kennington Common on April 10th, 1848. Unless cancelled will lead a e will talk about the events leading up to the rally, and what happened on the day. Meet at 2.30pm in the park outside Prince Consort Lodge (Trees for Cities).
To check if the decision is taken to cancel the walk go to www.kenningtonpark.org/news
You can read about the Friends Kennington1848 project in its two publications: Our Story & Another Look. See:
My Lambeth Publications
My pamphlets on Lambeth history can be ordered as well:
Kennington Common 10 April 848. Chartism in Lambeth – an introduction. £2
Lambeth Radicalism before Chartism. £4
Lambeth History. Collection of Miscellaneous Notes. £1
Organising Together in Lambeth. A Historical Review of Co-operative and Mutual Social Action. £2
Railwaymen and Brunswick House. £1
Order from me at email@example.com
You can also read my three parter on Radical Clapham at
Jon Newman Lambeth Pamphlets
I have also for sale Jon’s
River Effra. South London’s secret spine. £10
Death on the Brighton Rd. About executions from Kennington to Croydon. £10
South London Walks: Lost in Herne Hill and Lovely Lambeth £6 each.
Order from me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements for the 2020 Lambeth Heritage Festival
This coming year’s festival will run throughout September starting with Lambeth Local History Fair, on Saturday 5 September at St Mark’s Church, Kennington.
Lambeth Archives, working with the Lambeth Local History Forum and others will be putting together the programme of events across the month. As usual there will be no single theme. The organisers welcome suggestions and offers that cover any aspect of the history and heritage of Lambeth and of its diverse communities and institutions. Alongside more traditional offerings such as talks, guided walks, film screenings, exhibitions and tours, they particularly welcome events that make imaginative use of technology or of different media as well as activities that are targeted at children and young people.
If you have something that you would like to contribute, then for it to be included in the brochure they will need to have full details before Monday 1 June 2020: a title, date, time, venue, 50 words of description and, ideally, a photograph. If your audience needs to book tickets, if there is any charge for your event or any particular access or audience requirements, then they will require that information too. Please email these details to Jon Newman (Lambeth Archives) at email@example.com
Please also feel free to discuss any ideas or possibilities before that.
As usual I will be running a bookstall at the Fair. I have offered to give a talk at it as well. I can also do talks and walks for other organisations, including the Libraries, if they want to use me. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 8764 4301
Healing the Hurts of Capitalism:
From Isolation to Connection
This book by Tooting Bec based Micheline Mason with Alan Sprung has been commended by Ken Loach.
‘Does a for-profit society damage our humanity to the extent we cannot save ourselves? Can simple human connection be the answer? The authors explain why they think it is, and how to do it. How do we break old habits and routines that stop us making progress? In organising politically, how do we escape ways of doing things that are either self-defeating or out of date? Those involved in radical politics frequently put their heads in their hands in despair as old habits die hard – too often they are as destructive as ever. Or attempts to break the mould seem as eccentric and counter-productive as the patterns they would replace. It seems that we are on rails, travelling to a destination that has already been determined. How to escape? Let’s open the book and see what Micheline and Alan suggest …’