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
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.
Mulberry Cottage, on Wandsworth Common, was the home of Francis Grose - a writer from the eighteenth century who was particularly passionate about words. His best-known work, .A Classical Dictionary...
Putney Vale is nestled between Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, a small and quiet community; but just to one side roars the A3. For years, the residents of Putney Vale could only cross the road by...
The Horse-Slaughtering Yard
In the 1800s, the largest horse-slaughtering yard in London could be found in Garratt Lane. Horse-slaughtering was a licensed trade with many rules, so the yard - nestled next to a fireworks factory...