As part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project, a special
event has been organised at the Fossil Tree on Tooting Common for next
Wednesday, 4 September, at 2.00 pm.
Dr Paul Kendrick from the Natural History Museum will talk about the science behind the tree and Janet Smith from The Tooting History Group will give a short account of its history and how it came to be on the Common.
This is a free event – come and join us if you can!
Were you evacuated from London during the war? Do you know someone who was? Next Wednesday, 21st August at 2pm, there is a talk by historian Peter Daniel at The Furzedown Project in Moyser Road about the evacuation of children from London during the Second World War. The Furzedown Project is at 91-93, Moyser Road, SW16 6SJ..
This talk, organised by GLL/Tooting Library, is happening next Tuesday 16th July at Tooting Library from 6pm. You can book free tickets here.
Come visit Tooting Library and learn about the construction and demise of Springfield Hospital with Dr Khaldoon Ahmed!
Psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr Khaldoon Ahmed will take us on a journey of the construction of Asylums in the 19th Century, to their eventual demise to luxury housing.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Khaldoon and a team of volunteers looked at the history of Springfield Hospital, originally built in 1841, now being redeveloped into apartments and new mental health facilities. In this talk he will present his findings, and show a short work-in-progress film about the old psychiatric intensive care unit at Springfield that was demolished last month.
The talk will also include a discussion on architecture and the treatment of mental illness.
Layers of London is a map-based history website. Users can access free historic maps of London and contribute their own stories, memories and histories to create a public social history resource about their area.
Come and hear Amy Todd from The Layers of London Project tell us how we can put Tooting on the Layers of London map.