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Beverley Brook

Above: A view at low tide of the point where Beverley Brook meets the Thames. The footbridge is in Putney and is part of the Thames footpath. By the end of the 1800s, most of the villages surrounding the City of … Continue reading

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Wandle, River

Above: Bing map showing the northern end of the Wandle (where it joins the Thames). The dark line of the Wandle can be seen. It is crossed by Wandle Bridge (which carries Wandsworth High Street) and another bridge (carrying Armoury … Continue reading

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Ship Pub, Wandsworth Bridge

Above: In spite of the pub standing right next to a cement works for loading lorries all day long during the week, if the view is taken from the right place, the venue looks idyllic. Quite why the Thames sailing barge … Continue reading

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Surrey Iron Railway

Above: This is one of the only paintings made of the railway. It shows the trucks being hauled along the track, on an embankment. The five trucks are being pulled by a horse. The railway was established at a meeting … Continue reading

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Putney Wharf

Above: Looking west from the southern end of Putney Bridge over 100 years ago. It is an obvious thing to say but none of the original paths and tracks crossing Inner London are in evidence today because those tracks have … Continue reading

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Ram Brewery, Wandsworth

Above: The large Ram pub in Wandsworth High Street, photographed when it was still in use. It is presently closed but it is expected to reopen after the development of the whole site is completed. As the enormous site is … Continue reading

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Huguenot Burial Ground, Wandsworth

Above: A few of the many large tombs and gravestones to be seen in the old Huguenot Burial Ground. The story of the Huguenots in London is, to many people, an unfamiliar subject. A few words of introduction will be … Continue reading

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Wandsworth Overview

Above: Looking north in Wandle Creek at the point where the River Wandle meets the Thames. It was the Wandle that gave us the modern name of Wandsworth. For flood-prevention reasons the stream is now embanked with concrete but there … Continue reading

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Wandsworth, London Borough of

Above:  Outline map of Inner London. The black lines show the original 28 Metropolitan Boroughs formed in 1900. The two green boroughs were combined in 1965 to form the London Borough of Wandsworth. Until 1900 the name ‘London’ meant only … Continue reading

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