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

After 2 years of Zoom our monthly talks returned to real meetings from April 2022.

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, 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

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

Date Talk Speaker
August 2022 No Meeting  
30 September 2022 'The Star and Garter Home, Richmond' Victoria McGrath (Museum of Richmond)
28 October 2022 "Archaeological human remains from the River Thames: perspectives from Barnes to Battersea" Dr Nichola Arthur, Institute of Archaeology, University College
25 November 2022 a Members' Evening Short talks by members
December 2022 No Meeting  
27 January 2023 13th Nick Fuentes Memorial Lecture:
An archaeological talk
24 February 2022

"The Mercenary River". about how London struggled to supply its citizens with reliable, clean water from the middle ages to the present day - a story of remarkable technological, scientific and organisational breakthroughs, but also of greed and complacency, high finance and low politics.

Nick Higham, journalist and author
31 March 2023 An archaeological talk TBA
28 April 2023 A local history talk TBA
26 May 2023 An archaeological talk TBA
30 June 2023 A local history talk TBA
28 July 2023 An archaeological talk TBA


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

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