London History. Wandsworth Common. The Newfoundland Plot in the Cemetery.

Wandsworth Common History

Wandsworth Common we all know, but do you know its history and in particular the fight for its existence. Wandsworth Common was destined to be taken from Wandsworth Citizens, but some amazing locals stood up and fought for its protection, read more here.

Huts on common

The common was taken over by the Third London General war hospital and huts built. Here are two of the very few pictures taken.

Newfoundland Plot

The cemetery opposite school is a wonderful place to pursue history. The range of graves and the stories on the headstones cover a wide range of Wandsworth History, well worth a wander.

London History day

An amazing range of characters for the day.  Queen Victoria and Women’s Suffrage very popular, but there were three Boris Johnsons and several Attenboroughs.  Congratulations to parents and children for some very inventive approaches