Tag Archives: River Wandle

Written in stone: the Cazalet family’s long links with Croydon

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: An aristocratic family which made its wealth through trading with Russia and India had members who came to live in Waddon at the start of the 19th Century. And the evidence is right under your feet, … Continue reading

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History talk: The Calico People, Honeywood Museum, Jul 23

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Enjoy a different kind of Fortnight along banks of the Wandle

Wandle Fortnight is a celebration of the Wandle Valley run by the community for the community, and it all starts next weekend. Much work has been done to uncover the River Wandle and clean it up, from the multi-million-pound work … Continue reading

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Pond dipping, Wandle Park Pond, Sep 14

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RSPB investigation launched after two Wandle egrets killed

Wildlife wardens from the RSPB are investigating what one conservationist has described as “an unusual cluster” of two dead and one injured little egrets from the River Wandle and Beddington Farmlands in the past week. The birds do not appear … Continue reading

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How you can fight the Beast from the East in your garden

NATURE NOTES: You can turn your garden into a vital refuge from the cold snap for local wildlife, writes PETER ALFREY The Beast from the East is taking a fierce bite at our local wildlife, just when they are at … Continue reading

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Walking and talking through science and history with CNHSS

CNHSS – the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society – starts its 2017-2018 programme tomorrow with a walk in the countryside, to be followed with its usual full and fascinating programme of talks and studies over the coming six months. … Continue reading

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Riverside walk with swans, meadows and Nelson’s fishing pond

WANDLE WANDERINGS: It’s Wandle Fortnight, and we asked our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, to explore the Wandle Trail This is a three-borough walk from one park to another, tracing the course of the nascent river Wandle as it births in … Continue reading

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The Wandle, biodiversity and history lectures, Beddington Park

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Wandle wanders and fishy treats in London Rivers Week

Londoners will be pulling on waders, jumping into canoes and going on waterside walks this week as part of London Rivers Week, a free festival which flows from June 26 to July 2. Many of the week’s activities are coordinated … Continue reading

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Wandle Rain Garden build, Deen city farm, Mar 28

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Keeping the conversation flowing over the source of a river

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Locating the source of the River Wandle ought to be reasonably straightforward, though DAVID GILL says that his latest project has raised a few eyebrows The conversation usually starts something like this: “So David, have got this right? … Continue reading

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Meander through south London history in Wandle Fortnight

Wandle Fortnight begins this Saturday, September 10, in case you didn’t already know… The fortnight encompasses a range of activities, exhibitions, walks and talks which explore aspects of the Wandle valley’s cultural, industrial and environmental legacy, and run from this … Continue reading

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Croydon pulls plug on Wandle Regional Park funding

Croydon Council has pulled the plug on its annual grant to a quango which was set up with other local authorities to create a regional park in the Wandle Valley, stretching through Merton and Wandsworth to the Thames. Senior council … Continue reading

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River Wandle history talk, Honeywood Museum, Sep 14

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Wandle Beer Festival, Mitcham, Sep 15-16

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The art of the River Wandle on display in Croydon, Aug 5-13

An exhibition of new works inspired by the River Wandle opens in a Croydon gallery next week. Charlie Reed’s work goes on display at the Turf Projects gallery with an opening night next Friday. The artist has explored the river, … Continue reading

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Wandle Park to feature on live TV for launch of Rivers Week

Friends of Wandle Park are seeking your help on Monday to help play a part in London Rivers Week. The official launch of the week’s activities is being staged in Wandle Park and is to be featured on London Live.

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Wandle Wander heritage walk, Wandle Park, Jun 25

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Council officer leaves full activity programme at Wandle Park

Wandle Park has issued an updated list of the activities and shows being put on there over the coming months. The revised listing, reproduced in full below, was one of the last actions of Tom Smith as the council’s much-appreciated … Continue reading

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Guided Halloween Ghost Walk, Wandle Park, Oct 31

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Put River Wandle in the picture for chance of £600 first prize

Photographers are being encouraged with a £600 first prize to capture the essence of the River Wandle. The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust is running the competition, which will provide images of the river for its website.

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Vote now to help really connect Croydon at Wandle Park

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader has 24 hours left to help transform Croydon for the better. Or at least one bit of it. When the highly paid consultant PR spinners came up with the “Connected Croydon” campaign, they did so without … Continue reading

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Wander the Wandle and make sure you don’t miss the mills

The WANDLE WANDERER steps out from the source of the eponymous river for a stroll through south London heritage and nature The Wandle Trail has been in existence for nearly 20 years now, since a group of rambling, conservation and … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship scheme gets to work on the Wandle Valley

A horticulture training scheme in the Wandle Valley is being launched tomorrow by Groundwork London. Working together with housing associations and local authorities, Groundwork London uses environmentally sustainable schemes to try to fulfill three main aims: “creating better places”; “greener … Continue reading

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