Category Archives: /Wandsworth

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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Wimbledon Windmill

Above: The windmill seen from Wimbledon Common. There has been a windmill on the site since the time of Charles I. The present windmill was built in 1817 which, obviously, means that this year it is 200 years old. it … 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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