70 Years Of Battersea Festival Pleasure Gardens

The autumn issue of Wandsworth Historian:

  • celebrates the time seventy years ago when tree-filled Battersea Park played host to the Festival of Britain’s wonderful Pleasure Gardens. 
  • contains a tribute to Stanley Stevens, who was a noteworthy Wandsworth topographer between the wars
  • describes the time when the Borough provided safe haven for an exiled Czechoslovak prime minister
  • glimpses inside a highly decorated parlour in an artist’s brand-new home in Putney in the 1870s.

Plus more.

The Wandsworth Historian is published by the Wandsworth Historical Society, and copies are available price £3.00 plus £2.00 for postage and packing from WHS, 119 Heythorp Street, London SW18 5BT or by emailing 020neil119@gmail.com.  Cheques payable to ‘Wandsworth Historical Society’, please, though on-line payment is preferred.

Wandsworth Historical Society: www.wandsworthhistory.org.uk

The next Society talk is on 24  September:

Growing up in war-time Battersea by Carol Rahn

Members will receive the link to the meeting by email.

The Society welcomes guests – To obtain the link to the meeting please send an email to:

whsevents@wandsworthhistory.org.uk

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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