in Wandsworth

Postcards from the edge (of Wandsworth)

Apparently I “enjoy stories about particularly important events, and [I]’d like something sensible.”

So the Wandsworth Stories website – Balloons, Spies, Asparagus and other Wandsworth Stories – tells me after taking it’s little quiz (and I’ve not ordered a free postcard, I can’t help feeling it would be improper).

It’s a fascinating site, with little snippets from Wandsworth’s past. Like the Brown Dog Affair, about riots caused by a statue erected in 1906 to commemorate animals killed in vivisection (although I’m not sure the phrase “anti-doggers” has survived etymological change).

Tonight also sees the launch of the Battersea Heritage Trials, published by Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership at Battersea Rise cemetery at 6.30pm. Sadly (because there is ‘Battersea ale’ there) I’m at the town hall for the first meeting of the Adult Care Services and Health OSC.

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