12 May 2015

Free Earlsfield heritage events this spring

This year's Wandsworth heritage festival takes places between 23 May and 7 June. You can download a full programme of events, but I've picked out some local highlights:

Summerstown 182 Guided Walks

Saturday 23rd May - 2pm (Earlsfield section)
Saturday 6th June - 2pm (Tooting section)

These walks explore significant locations relating to the 182 men named on the war memorial in St. Mary’s Church, Summerstown, who lost their lives in WW1. The walk is split into two parts, a north section (Earlsfield) and a south section (Tooting) and both walks conclude with a viewing of the memorial in St. Mary’s Church.

• Meet outside St. Mary’s Church, Keble Street SW17
• FREE • Booking not required
For more information about the Summerstown 182 project see the website: www.summerstown182.wordpress.com

Archaeology and local history on Earlsfield’s doorstep - a family drop in session

Saturday 30th May - 11am-2pm

Organised by the Wandsworth Historical Society
Discover the history of the borough where you live using historic maps and by handling and identifying archaeological objects such as Roman pottery. Bring along anything interesting you have found in the ground!

• Earlsfield Library
• FREE • No booking required

The Wandle and London’s lost rivers

Thursday 28th May - 7pm

London’s river is the Thames, but forgotten rivers snake throughout the capital. Some, like the Wandle, are above ground, but rivers such as the Fleet are buried. By tracing their courses we can dive beneath the surface of London’s history. Tom Bolton is the author of London’s Lost Rivers and Vanished City.
• Putney Library
• FREE • No booking required.

And don't forget the special Green Plaque ceremony on 7 June.

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