Wandsworth Historical Society

The archaeology and history of the Borough of Wandsworth

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.

Usually our talks are held on the last Friday of the month at the Friends' Meeting House, 59 Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PT.

They begin at 8.00 pm and end at about 9.15 pm.

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

How to find us


The talks in January and February 2024 will be online via Zoom only.

Members will receive the link to this meeting by email.

We welcome guests - To obtain the link to the meeting please send an email to:



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

Date Talk Speaker
December 2023 No Meeting  
26 January 2024
(Online via Zoom)
14th Nick Fuentes Memorial Lecture:
'Before and after the Great Fire of 1666: debunking some myths'
John Schofield
23 February 2024
(Online via Zoom)

What we can learn from the records of the Wandsworth and Clapham Union WorkhouseAdrian Finch is Professor of Geology at the University of St Andrews, with a lifelong interest in local history and genealogy.

Adrian Finch
22 March 2024 (not 29/3 due to Good Friday) 'The Thames on the eve of Londinium, exploring a late Iron Age landscape' Craig Campbell
26 April 2024 A local history talk TBA
31 May 2024 An archaeological talk TBA
28 June 2024 A local history talk TBA
26 July 2024 An archaeological talk TBA
August 2024 No Meeting  
27 September 2024 A local history talk TBA
25 October 2024 An archaeological talk TBA
29 November 2024 Members' Evening Short talks by members


Click here for a list of previous talks going back to 1991.

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