Wandsworth Historical Society

Battersea : Balham : Putney : Tooting : Wandsworth Town

Putney Then and Now

Putney 1820Putney c.1820
Thames 1904The Thames from Putney Bridge c.1905
Bargemen PutneyBargemen at Putney c.1880
Winchester HouseWinchester House, Lower Richmond Road
Fairfax HouseFairfax House, Putney High Street (demolished 1887) in snow
The Green Man pub, built c.1700

Lecture Programme for the next Year

You are welcome to come along to one of our talks free of charge before deciding whether you want to join the Society.

All our talks are held on the last Friday of the month at the Friends' Meeting House, Wandsworth High Street, SW18.

They begin at 8.00 pm and end at about 9.15 pm, followed by tea and biscuits and a chance to chat to other members. 

The Meeting House is opposite Wandsworth Town Hall, a short walk down from the Spread Eagle pub.

How to find us

So far, the following talks have been arranged for the next year.

Date Talk Speaker
28 April 2017 'The First World War memorial in Summerstown and its 182 stories' Geoff Simmons
26 May 2017 Enderby Wharf and the Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Richard Buchanan, Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society
30 June 2017 AGM followed by a local history talk TBA
28 July 2017 An archaeological talk TBA
August 2017 No Meeting  
29 September 2017 A local history talk TBA
27 October 2017 An archaeological talk TBA
24 November 2017 Members' Evening Short talks by members
December 2017 No Meeting  
26 January 2018 8th Nick Fuentes Memorial Lecture

An archaeological talk

23 February 2018 A local history talk TBA
30 March 2018 (Might move as Good Friday) An archaeological talk TBA


Click here for a list of previous talks going back to 1992.

Click here for reports on previous talks starting from November 2013.