Wandsworth Historical Society


Battersea : Balham : Putney : Tooting : Wandsworth Town

Historian 104 coverHistorian Issue 104

The Wandsworth Historian

The Wandsworth Historian

The Wandsworth Historical Society publishes the Wandsworth Historian, its much-respected local history journal, twice a year. 

The most recent issue is No. 104, Autumn 2017. To read a press release from the editor click here.

This issue contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Henry Samuel Simmonds, pioneer Battersea historian
  • Douglas Jerrold, Henry Mayhew and Putney Common
  • The 1917 air raid on Tooting.
  • The magazine is free to members and costs £3.00 + £1.50 postage for non-members.

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    Here is a selection of articles chosen from our journal's past to show the range and quality of research that the Society publishes:

  • 'A Battersea Victorian Railwayman of Repute' by Stan Verrender which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 2000 [LINK]
  • 'William Law - a forgotten resident of Putney' by James Fraser which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 1989 [LINK]
  • 'St Peter's Hospital, East Hill, Wandsworth' by Jean Thomason which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 1985 [LINK]
  • 'Winston Churchill - Our Part in His Downfall' by Neil Robson which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 2004 [LINK]
  • 'The Abbey, the Monk and Domesday Wandsworth' by Keith Bailey which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 2011 [LINK]
  • 'The Watermen's Chest of Putney' by Dorian Gerhold which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 2013 [LINK]
  • 'A Battersea School Prize from the 1870s' by Nicola Hale, Neil Robson and David Ainsworth which first appeared in the Wandsworth Historian in 2015 [LINK].
  • We hope you find them interesting.

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    Click here to download a fully searchable index of all of the publications produced by the WHS between 1955 and 2015. In particular, the index provides a comprehensive listing of all the research articles that have appeared in the Wandsworth Historian, 1955-2015.

    Please contact the Editor to order any of the following:

  • Current issue of the Historian (as above)
  • Recent back issues of the Historian
  • A DVD containing all the articles from 45 years of the Historian (1971-2015), costing just £5.00 + £1.50 pp.