Putting Tooting On The Historic Map

Have you got a favourite historic place in Tooting you want to see featured on the internet? Is there a person, feature or memory you want to record on the web?

Come along to Tooting Library on Saturday 20th July from 2-5pm when Tooting History Group will be uploading historic features to the Layers of London Website.

Bring your photos (and memories).

Have a look at the Layers of London website at: https://www.layersoflondon.org/

We look forward to seeing you at Tooting Library on the 20th July.

Beating The Bounds Of Tooting Graveney Parish

The ancient parish of Tooting Graveney was the smallest parish in the county of Surrey. And we have an account from 1884 of the boundaries of the parish and the properties you would pass when beating the bounds. So 134 years later, we are going to beat the bounds of Tooting Graveney. We won’t be borrowing half a dozen young schoolboys to undertake the more perilous parts of the walk, which the vestry did in 1884. Nor will we be beating the five remaining Parish Boundary markers with willow fronds. But we will stop at the older buildings of interest, the boundary posts, and perhaps one or two hostelries. And catching a glimpse of Tooting growing from a small rural village in Surrey to the expanding suburb of London it had become by the end of the nineteenth century.

We are doing the 6 mile walk on Saturday 14th July, meeting at 11am at Amen Corner at the junction of Mitcham Road and Southcroft Road.

Poster For Beating The Bounds

Beating The Bounds of Tooting Graveney