Hello! This is a project about some of the things that have happened in Wandsworth - odd little bits of history, unexpected spies, startling telescopes, fires, rivers, parks, duels and all that sort of thing.

There are a few things you can do here:

  • You can browse through the stories we've collected;
  • You can send us your own story about Wandsworth's history;
  • Or, if you live in the UK, you can take our quiz. We're printing 50 of our favourite stories onto postcards; if you take the quiz and give us your address, we'll work out which story is most likely to appeal to you, and when the postcards are printed we'll send you one.
Supported by Wandsworth Council. Lottery funded.
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Battersea Bridge
Battersea Bridge! Located as it is on a sharp bend in the river, it's been the site of more than its fair share of collisions... but as far as inconvenience and danger are concerned, the Battersea...
The Fazl Mosque
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has built over 15,000 mosques in almost 200 countries; and the Fazl Mosque in Southfields, near King George's Park, was the first to be built outside of Pakistan, India...
The Occupation
In 1984, the South London Women's Hospital was shut down. Many of the patients in the hospital had been moved there when nearby St Benedict's Hospital closed, and had been promised they wouldn't have...
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