Two FREE Events Coming To Putney Library

Part of The Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2015


Putney Library
5-7 Disraeli Road,
SW15 2DR

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Wednesday May 27th-7pm- Great Houses of Putney
No Booking required-just show up

Fairfax House, Putney High Street, undated

This illustrated talk by Dorian Gerhold will examine the mansions and villa which were an important feature of Putney from the 15th-19th centuries. Usually belonging to wealthy Londoners,both the buildings and their occupiers tell a story of a Putney that is gone. Dorian Gerhold was the editor of Putney and Roehampton Past and has written other books about the history of Putney and Wandsworth.
Refreshments Provided

Thursday May 28th 7pm - The Wandle and London's Lost Rivers
No Booking required-just show up

London's river is the Thames, but forgotten rivers snake throughout the capitol. Some, like the Wandle are above ground, but rivers such as the Fleet are buried. By tracing their courses we can dive beneath the surface of London's history. Tom Bolton is the author of London's Lost Rivers and Vanished City.

Refreshments Provided

‘Sunset on the Wandle’ by J.E. Nicholls, 1860-1 (from Wandsworth Museum’s collection)

May 18, 2015

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