Stories about Arts and crafts

Francis Grose
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...
Lascars in Wandsworth
In the early nineteenth century, thousands of Lascars settled in Britain. The word Lascars was a European term for the many non-European seamen who were recruited to work on merchant ships as they...
The Battersea Fireball
Battersea Power Station's dramatic chimneys are an important part of Wandsworth's skyline, though the building's been empty for many years. Every now and then, though, it comes into use: for a...