Old WandsworthThe terminus of the Surrey Iron Railway, by Wandsworth Dock, c.1825
The foot of West Hill, looking towards Wandsworth High Street, c.1900
The Hop Pole pub
We meet regularly on the last Friday of the month (but not in August or December) for an illustrated talk on either the history or archaeology of London. We meet at the Friends' Meeting House, Wandsworth High Street, SW18, starting at 8.00 pm.
For full details of our forthcoming talks, please click here.
Membership of the Society costs just £10 a year for adults (with concessions) and £3 a year for students. In addition to the programme of talks, benefits of membership are:
The borough of Wandsworth covers 5 town centres:
It also includes Earlsfield, Roehampton and Southfields.
As a small voluntary organisation, we are unable to undertake any research for you.
For any inquiries about the work of the society, please contact the Secretary at: email@example.com
The Heritage Lottery funded project to carry out an archaeological and historical survey of Tooting Common is now performing a public consultation exercise.
If you would like to get involved with this exciting project, please contact Andrew Harby on
University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford
Once again the Wandsworth Historical Society is a major participant in this popular local history conference. This year it moves to a new venue which boasts a handsome lecture theatre, free parking, and other appealing facilities. The site is a short distance from Brentford Station (SW Trains) and Boston Manor Station (Piccadilly Line). Click here to check out the impressive programme of excellent speakers.
Tickets cost £15.00. For further details or to book a place, just drop an email to Neil Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2013 the Wandsworth Historical Society celebrated 60 years as the leading voice of local history and archaeology in the borough. Our first talk was held on 8 December 1953 when the topic was 'Old Wandsworth and Putney'.
Click here for The Society's Achievements over those 60 years.
The Wandsworth Heritage Service can be contacted at:
265 Lavender Hill,
Tel 020 7223 2334
9am-5pm, Monday, Friday and Saturday
9am-8pm Tuesday and Wednesday
Closed Thursday and Sunday
The Heritage Service has its Archives Catalogue and a selection of historic photos available Online:
Australian war graves in Wandsworth Cemetery on Magdalen Road.
Last Update: 20 January 2015