Wandsworth Heritage Festival Launch 2014


The Clapham Society has a Stall at the Wandsworth Heritage Launch

Wandsworth Town LibraryThis year’s festival will be launched on Saturday 24th May at Wansdworth Town Library.

We would be delighted to welcome you at our stall on  Launch Day so do come and visit us!

Entrance is Free for the Open Day starting at 10.30 am with Local History stalls and events throughout the day until 4.30pm.

There will be talks and walks including a talk by Paul McCue, British military historian, writer and author, about the history of the Wandsworth & Battersea Battalions in the Great War and a walk beside the River Wandle.

The address of Wandsworth Town Library:

11 Garratt Lane SW18

The program for the Opening day of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival is copied below from the Wandsworth gov.uk website for your convenience

11.40am – Walk beside the River Wandle. (Meet outside the Armoury pub, 14 Armoury Way SW18 1EZ)
12.30pm – Wandsworth and Battersea Battalions in the Great War. Talk by military historian Paul McCue.
1.30pm – Wandsworth’s municipal dreams. Illustrated talk about housing and education by historian John Boughton.
2.20pm – Honouring John Archer and other black people through plaques. Talk with the chair and founder of the Nubian Jak Community Trust about one of the UK’s most recognised independent plaque schemes.
3.10pm – Exploring Battersea’s pubs. Clare McConville shares her research on the history of Battersea’s pubs.

The festival runs until 8th June and full details can be found in the booklet Program of Events, linked here.