Our mission is to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle.
Picture of the month
The Dye House Works at Wandsworth drawn by Peter Harris, a former volunteer at the museum.
We welcome pictures from our members, volunteers and the public as our picture of the month.
Wandle Valley Photographic Competition
Make sure you get your entry in. The competition closes on Friday 16th October. More details at: http://www.wandlephoto.com/terms-conditions
Our friends at the Living Wandle Project through their partner The Building Exploratory have now finished work on the Wandle Treasures, a map showing various aspects of the heritage along the River Wandle. To see a copy of the map visit the Building Exploratory blog http://buildingexploratory.blogspot.co.uk/
The artist Stephanie Theobald's has produced an illustrated treasures map which can be seen here:
We would love to have it at the museum but due to its size that is not possible. Hopefully a suitable home will be found for it very soon.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is taking place on Thursday 12th November at the Merton Tenants & Residents Association Meeting Room (next door to the CAB), 328 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3ND at 7:30. Invitations have been sent to our members and volunteers. This year's guest speaker is Roger Wates of E&A Wates (http://www.eawates.com/index.html) who will be talking about 'Wates the company and its connections with Liberty fabrics'.
Melanie's Autumn Walks
Our volunteer Melanie Nunzet has arranged her next series of walks. Please click here to see what is available.
Did You Know?
The River Wandle was mentioned in a episode of the last series of the BBC drama 'Ripper Street'. The character Captain Homer Jackson said 'Just like a weekend course fishing on the River Wandle' whilst looking at a copse.