Living Wandle Project

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 »