The newly published “Common Story” history of Tooting Commons was successfully launched on Saturday 25th May. Over 80 people crammed into the Pavillion building at Tooting Bec lido to hear presentations about the book and buy copies.
The book is the result of a four year Heritage Lottery funded project which has involved volunteer researchers, a professional historian, Enable and Wandsworth Council, together with other local history groups.
The Common Story is available in hard copy for £10 from The Tooting History Group. Alternatively, you can download a pdf copy (7 mb) by clicking the link below.
Philip Bradley, Chair of Tooting History Group said “We’re very pleased to have been able to contribute to the Common Story History Of Tooting Common. Tooting Graveney and Tooting Bec Commons are highly valued green spaces for local people. We hope that the research undertaken by THG members will add to everyone’s enjoyment of Tooting Common and give them a greater understanding of how it has become the much-loved open space it is today.”