Join Blue Badge Tour Guide CHRIS VAN HAYDEN and discover Wandsworth’s rich history, notable buildings, characters, industries and more.
Wandsworth has a remarkable history.
Join me on this fascinating tour and discover how a small village on the road connecting the City of London to the south west of the country became a power house during the industrial revolution. Its flour mills fed the royal husehold since medieval times and the fast flowing Wandle powered iron, copper, and dying mills. This attracted migrants, making the area a hotspot of religious non-conformism, mad hatters and farcical mayoral elections.
To top it off, we will visit the stunning Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum and the oppressve looking Wandsworth Prison, two distinct masterpieces of Victorian architecture.
Virtual Tour on Zoom via link. Very easy setup and no need for an account.
Live walk meeting next to the tower of All Saints Church Wandsworth High Street SW18 1EP. COVID-19 risk-assesment in place. Bookings on Eventbrite, alternatively cash on the day accepted.
Next virtual tour on Zoom is on Sat 21st Nov @1300: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandswor ... 8985419863
£12 per household
Next live walk is on Sat Dec 5th @ 1400: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandswor ... 8986216245
£12 per person
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