Stories about Tooting

The Gravel Thieves
Tooting Graveney Common is full of hollows and ditches and even a lake: but these aren't natural. They're there because for a long time, the parishioners of Tooting Graveney had the right to gather...
The Tooting Destructor
In the early twentieth century, a lot of councils, including Wandsworth, got rid of their local rubbish with Dust Destructors: giant incinerators to which huge cartfuls of burnable rubbish could be...
The Gas Lamp
In the years before electricity was widespread, Wandsworth was filled with gas lamps - and not just on the streets and in the home; Falk's Veritas gas mantle works, for example, was situated on...