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.
Saturday 29th June sees an event to mark the 75th anniversary of a V1 Doodlebug landing on the Heaver Estate.There will be a walk around the estate (1pm), music and refreshments. The event is at Carnie Lodge, accessed from Manville Road SW17 8RF. Further details at the Eventbrite page here
A living history event with the Wandsworth Heritage Service.
Find out what life might have been like in Tooting. Play with real archive toys from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s (leant to us by Wandsworth museum). Try out street games your grandparents might have played.
Tooting Library is at 75 Mitcham Rd, London SW17 9PD.
Sadie Crawford, Tooting-born jazz musician will be celebrated on Saturday with a plaque unveiling on Fountain Road. The youngest of seven children, Sadie was born Louisa Harriet Marshall on 27 December 1885. She became a jazz saxophonist and dancer and toured throughout Europe. In 1930, she moved to the US. The unveiling, organised by Summerstown182, will be at 2pm, followed by a jazz parade to St. Mary’s Church, Summerstown. More details of Sadie Crawford here.
How much would you pay for Tooting Bec Common? Who was the first Common Keeper? Could you hang your laundry out on the common? Come and find out next Wednesday, 30th May, 2-4pm at The Furzedown Project, 93, Moyser Road, SW16 6SJ. The talk is part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival which starts Saturday 26th May. More details of the Festival here.