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Wandle Events Page – Your Guide to What’s On!

Discover exciting happenings along the River Wandle, including river clean-ups, guided walks, volunteering opportunities, festivals, tours, riverside pub events, and fishing excursions.

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Wandle Anglers Walk and Talk – Poulter Park

Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Poulter Park - meet at the road bridge by Tooting and Mitcham football ground.
Wandle Anglers

Roger Berry is running a fishing walk along the river Wandle. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow fishing enthusiasts.

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Talk on the Lost Rivers of South London

Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: The Woodfield Pavilion, 16A Abbotswood Road, Streatham, SW16 1AP
Tom Bolton Lost Rivers of London

The author of London’s Lost Rivers, Dr Tom Bolton, will outline the history of each river’s route, origins and decline.

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Shanty Singing on the River Wandle

Date: June 6, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: William Morris pub in Merton Abbey Mills, SW19
sea-shany-singing

Enjoy three sets of Shanty Songs at an Edwardian bar next to the River Wandle. Drinks are half price until 8pm, and hot food is available.

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Sambrook’s Brewery Heritage Tour (1:30 & 3:30)

Date: June 8, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Sambrook's Brewery, 40 Ram Street, SW18 1UR
Sambrooks brewery

John Hatch will lead a 60-minute tour. Sample two beers, visit the Heritage Centre, hear about artefacts and brewing, then enjoy a pint at Sambrook’s Brewery Tap.

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Litter Picking in Poulter Park

Date: June 9, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: By the playground, Poulter Park
This litter picking event is organised by Friends of Poulter Park and Revesby Wood. They are a happy bunch who enjoy getting outside and supporting the community. Join them for light exercise, a tea and chat break, and a huge sense of wellbeing.

This litter picking event is organised by Friends of Poulter Park and Revesby Wood. They are a happy bunch who enjoy getting outside and supporting the community. Join them for light exercise, a tea and chat break, and a huge sense of wellbeing.

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Walking Tour – Wandsworth Industrial History

Date: June 10, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Wandsworth Town Station, Old York Road, London SW18 1SU
path by the river with construction work

On this guided walk, participants will explore Wandsworth’s industrial history, including its manufacturing legacy and the early railway infrastructure.

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River Wandle & Wandsworth Canal Walk

Date: June 16, 2024
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Earlsfield Station (National Rail)
River-Wandle-Wandsworth-Canal

A guided walk of the River Wandle and Wandsworth Canal. Guided by Canal Guides.

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London Rivers Week

Start date: June 22, 2024
End date: June 30, 2024
Location: Multi-site
London Rivers Week

London Rivers Week is a week-long annual campaign inspiring the public to celebrate all of London’s rivers and the many projects taking place to protect them.

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River Clean up in Poulter Park

Date: June 27, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Near Mitcham and Carshalton Rugby Club, off Peterborough Road, Carshalton, SM5 1DT
There will be a river clean up in Poulter Park, organised by South East Rivers Trust for London Rivers Week. You can either work from the bank, or put on waders and remove litter and plastic pollution from the water.

There will be a river clean up in Poulter Park, organised by South East Rivers Trust for London Rivers Week. You can either work from the bank, or put on waders and remove litter and plastic pollution from the water.

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Shanty Singing on the River Wandle

Date: July 4, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: William Morris pub in Merton Abbey Mills, SW19
sea-shany-singing-1

Enjoy three sets of Shanty Songs at an Edwardian bar next to the River Wandle. Drinks are half price until 8pm, and hot food is available.

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Heritage Walk: Colliers Wood Station to The Chapter House

Date: July 16, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Colliers Wood Station
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Wandle Industrial Museum Heritage Walk led by John Sheridan. RSVP: [email protected]. Walk is free but donations welcome.

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Shanty Singing on the River Wandle

Date: August 1, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: William Morris pub in Merton Abbey Mills, SW19
sea-shany-singing-2

Enjoy three sets of Shanty Songs at an Edwardian bar next to the River Wandle. Drinks are half price until 8pm, and hot food is available.

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Heritage Walk: Merton Civic Centre to Morden Hall Park

Date: August 19, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Merton Civic Centre
morden hall park

Wandle Industrial Museum Heritage Walk led by John Sheridan. Free of charge, donations welcome. RSVP: [email protected]

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Shanty Singing on the River Wandle

Date: September 5, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: William Morris pub in Merton Abbey Mills, SW19
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Enjoy three sets of Shanty Songs at an Edwardian bar next to the River Wandle. Drinks are half price until 8pm, and hot food is available.

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Art Exhibition at Merton Priory Chapter House

Start date: September 13, 2024
End date: September 22, 2024
All-day event
Location: Merton Priory Chapter House, Chapter Way, London, SW19 2RX
merton priory art exhibition

Attend the special 5th anniversary Art Exhibition at Merton Priory Chapter House, showcasing a diverse range of artwork including paintings, pottery and photography.

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Wandle Fortnight

Start date: September 14, 2024
End date: September 29, 2024
Location: Multi-site
Wandle Fortnight

Wandle Fortnight is a celebration of the Wandle Valley run by the community for the community. The ninth Wandle Fortnight runs across three weekends from 14th to 29th September 2024.

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Heritage Walk: Morden Hall Park to The Chapter House

Date: September 17, 2024
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Morden Hall Park
merton priory chapter house

Wandle Industrial Museum Heritage Walk led by John Sheridan. Free of charge, donations welcome. RSVP: [email protected]

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Shanty Singing on the River Wandle

Date: October 3, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: William Morris pub in Merton Abbey Mills, SW19
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Enjoy three sets of Shanty Songs at an Edwardian bar next to the River Wandle. Drinks are half price until 8pm, and hot food is available.

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