Wandsworth Historical Society

Battersea : Balham : Putney : Tooting : Wandsworth Town

Old Putney

Putney High Street c.1900
Putney High Street, 1903
Putney Hill c.1906
The Green Man, Putney Heath c.1909
The Green Man pub today, 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 September 2018 'Henry Mayhew: pioneering Victorian social explorer' Chris Anderson
EXTRA: Thursday 11 October 2018

'Thomas Cromwell'
St Mary's Church, Putney 7:30pm.Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, well-known from television programmes on Tudor history and the history of Christianity, will give a talk on Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's chief minister, to mark the publication of what is likely to become the definitive biography. The talk will be given in the place where Cromwell, the architect of the break with the Church of Rome, received his religious education. Free entry; no need to book.

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch
26 October 2018 An archaeological talk TBA
30 November 2018 Members' Evening Short talks by members
December 2018 No Meeting  
25 January 2019 9th Nick Fuentes Memorial Lecture
An archaeological talk
22 February 2019 A local history talk TBA
29 March 2019 An archaeological talk TBA
26 April 2019 A local history talk TBA
31 May 2019 An archaeological talk TBA
28 June 2019 AGM followed by a local history talk TBA
26 July 2019 An archaeological talk TBA
August 2019 No Meeting  


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

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