Wandsworth History News at 6 March

Tuesday 14 March. 7.30pm. The Charles Bravo Murder

Talk by Colin Fenn  speak about the rise and fall of Dr Gully and his role in the Charles Bravo murder at The Priory in Balham in April 1876.

Tooting History Society.  United Reformed Church, Rookstone Road, SW17 9NQ.

Geoff Simmons leads an entertaining ramble through radical Battersea to celebrate the centenary of the death of agitator and workers’ champion Francis Kitz who died one hundred years ago.

Meet at Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill.

I have supplied Geoff with my relevant walk notes.

Geoff writes about the Tooting Corruganza strike of 1908 at https://sslh.org.uk

The front cover of the latest issue of the Wandsworth Historian joins the run-up to King Charles’s crowning in May by carrying a fragile memento of Wandsworth’s official celebration for Edward VII’s coronation in 1902. The main articles in the magazine itself explore growing up in post-war Roehampton, the story behind those amazing carved stone historic freezes on the southern side of Wandsworth Town Hall, and the varied fortunes of six pharmacy shops in our area.

All this and more can be found in the Spring 2023 issue of the Wandsworth Historian (ISSN 1751-9225), the magazine that brings you the latest research into Wandsworth’s past.

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 much preferred.

The website address of the Wandsworth Historical Society is www.wandsworthhistory.org.uk.

Penelope Corfield launches her Georgians paperback

Battersea’s 18thC history expert Prof.Pene Corfiled launched the paper back of her very successful book on the Georgians at Waterstones in St.John’s Rd at Clapham Juncrion on Friday 3 March. A launch willas to take place in Central London. The book is reviewed in the latest issue of Wandsworth Historian.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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