New Book To Be Published About Wandsworth Common

Park's 150th anniversary celebrations to be marked with an illustrated history

The Wandsworth Common Story
The Wandsworth Common Story

‘The Wandsworth Common Story’ a new book with 192 full colour pages is to go on sale later this month.

The launch of the book hosted by the Friends of Wandsworth Common Heritage Group will take place online at 6.30pm on Sunday 16 May. To request a Zoom link email

There will be a presentation and a preview of the book which is being published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Wandsworth Common Act which was the culmination of the efforts of local people at the time to prevent the green space being built on.

The book covers the nature, building, culture and politics of the Common with tales about the extraordinary people associated with it and the changes that have taken place over the years.

From the Anglo Saxon ghost road that runs by the railway line to the opera loving sisters who went under cover this book promises to be a comprehensive study of the area. It will be one of the few published that features both Thomas Cromwell and Debbie Harry.

The book will be available to buy online from 16 May at £12.50.

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May 12, 2021