Living Wandle Landscape Partnership

Wandle Fortnight: a visit to the Wandle Industrial Museum

Posted on October 11th, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. No Comments

A great place to learn all about the history and heritage of the River Wandle

Wandle Fortnight ran from 9th to 23rd September. Wandle Park was heavily involved in activities to celebrate the river’s past and present. There was river cleaning, pond dipping, watercolour painting with Turf Projects, and Wandle Park-inspired haiku poetry with George from the Friends group. Then, perhaps most interestingly, we went on a midweek … Read More »

Wandle treasure hunt gets underway!

Posted on November 21st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership is seeking volunteers to help find the river’s lost artefacts. 

Release begins: The Wandle has a rich industrial heritage, in the 17th and 18th century it played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution with its waters powering over 100 mills, mostly engaged in the production of textiles and tobacco. Most of these have long since disappeared along with any artefacts they contained.

The … Read More »

Industrial heritage on the banks of the Wandle

Posted on October 20th, by Sean Creighton in History. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton tells the story of the river Wandle past and present

6th July last year saw the Wandle Park Revival Community Day celebrating the regeneration of this Croydon park. This followed work on the restoration of the River Wandle, which was broken out from a concrete culvert beneath the park. Now it’s the turn of the nearby Waddon Ponds to have money spent on … Read More »