Local Society: Wandsworth

'Battersea Society members are local residents and former residents, businesses and even visitors who fell in love with this vibrant part of South West London. Through our work we investigate and honour Battersea’s rich heritage, promote and protect our open spaces, and ensure community is at the heart of development across the historic borough ... By becoming a member you will not only receive our quarterly magazine, Battersea Matters, and invitations to our talks and events, you’ll also join a community of likeminded people celebrating a great place to live and work.'

'The Wandsworth Historical Society aims to promote an interest in the history and archaeology of the Borough of Wandsworth. The present-day borough covers Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Putney, Southfields, Tooting and Wandsworth Town. The Society, founded in 1953, organises a lively programme of talks throughout the year, as well as archaeological field trips along the Thames foreshore. There are also occasional visits to places of interest.'

'The Society has around 400 members and is always keen to enrol more supporters. The more members the Society has, the more effective it can be in its role of protecting the local landscape and environment – and the more views that it can take on board ... The Society holds a regular range of events. There are nine open meetings a year ... These talks cover a range of topics of local and national interest including themes to tie in with other local events such as the Wandsworth Arts Fringe and Heritage Festival. Non members are welcome at the speaker meetings.'

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