Wandle Industrial Museum

Wandle Industrial Museum The museum was founded in 1983. Its mission is to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle.
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Over the last few months each Monday we had been sharing work by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997) known as Vic. We recentl...
14/06/2021

Over the last few months each Monday we had been sharing work by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997) known as Vic. We recently learnt he hated been called Arthur. He produced a series of drawings and watercolours of the Wandle Valley. The full collection has been posted on our Instagram and Facebook feeds. Hine also took some photographs that were also donated to the museum. This one is of, what seems to be a rare, picture of the Wandsworth Aquaduct. Hine explained his original drawing of the aquaduct as follows:
This structure crossed the Wandle Valley from St. Anns Hill on the east side to Merton Road on the west. It was built as a high level sewer about 1878, but never a very successful enterprise. Some of the arches began to sag and lean not long after it was built, probably due to the marshy ground thereabouts and insufficiently strong footings to withstand the thrust. Whatever the reason the whole structure needed buttressing, and even then the lean was very evident in some places. Nevertheless it seemed to serve its purpose for many years, but by the early 1960's it was declared unsafe and was consequently pulled down in 1967, the sewer being diverted underground. It was quite a long aqueduct with many arches, possibly about 1000 yards long. It crossed two main roads, Garrett Lane. That is the girdered section shown in my drawing, and Buckhole Road, which took the form of an elongated arch.
#wandsworth #viaduct #aquaduct #riverwandle #rivers #sewers #arches #industrialstructures #victorianarchitecture #oldphotographers #blackandwhitephotos #buildings #industry #victorian

Over the last few months each Monday we had been sharing work by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997) known as Vic. We recently learnt he hated been called Arthur. He produced a series of drawings and watercolours of the Wandle Valley. The full collection has been posted on our Instagram and Facebook feeds. Hine also took some photographs that were also donated to the museum. This one is of, what seems to be a rare, picture of the Wandsworth Aquaduct. Hine explained his original drawing of the aquaduct as follows:
This structure crossed the Wandle Valley from St. Anns Hill on the east side to Merton Road on the west. It was built as a high level sewer about 1878, but never a very successful enterprise. Some of the arches began to sag and lean not long after it was built, probably due to the marshy ground thereabouts and insufficiently strong footings to withstand the thrust. Whatever the reason the whole structure needed buttressing, and even then the lean was very evident in some places. Nevertheless it seemed to serve its purpose for many years, but by the early 1960's it was declared unsafe and was consequently pulled down in 1967, the sewer being diverted underground. It was quite a long aqueduct with many arches, possibly about 1000 yards long. It crossed two main roads, Garrett Lane. That is the girdered section shown in my drawing, and Buckhole Road, which took the form of an elongated arch.
#wandsworth #viaduct #aquaduct #riverwandle #rivers #sewers #arches #industrialstructures #victorianarchitecture #oldphotographers #blackandwhitephotos #buildings #industry #victorian

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the Lo...
11/06/2021

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the London area. In all they took 181 pictures which have been donated by their families to the Wandle Industrial Museum. Their archived was recognised by Sir John Young
Over the next few months we will share their pictures of the pubs in the Wandle Valley. It is unknown how much beer Ian and Derek drank during their project.

The land for this pub the County Arms, Wandsworth was brought in 1850 and the pub built by Young and Bainbridge in 1852 on a piece of the Common known as Fair Ground. Wandsworth Prison, formerly the Surrey House of Correction, near by had been open for male prisoners since 1851 and women from 1852 The original pub seems to have been small as the it was let at only £8 per annum. In 1890, the pub was rebuilt as shown in this photograph.

#pubs #beer# youngs #youngsandco #youngspubs #brewery #buildings #tudorstyle #county #arms #countyarms #wandsworth #rent #let#fairs #common #wandsworthcommon
@youngspubs @the_pub_on_the_corner @thecountyarms

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the London area. In all they took 181 pictures which have been donated by their families to the Wandle Industrial Museum. Their archived was recognised by Sir John Young
Over the next few months we will share their pictures of the pubs in the Wandle Valley. It is unknown how much beer Ian and Derek drank during their project.

The land for this pub the County Arms, Wandsworth was brought in 1850 and the pub built by Young and Bainbridge in 1852 on a piece of the Common known as Fair Ground. Wandsworth Prison, formerly the Surrey House of Correction, near by had been open for male prisoners since 1851 and women from 1852 The original pub seems to have been small as the it was let at only £8 per annum. In 1890, the pub was rebuilt as shown in this photograph.

#pubs #beer# youngs #youngsandco #youngspubs #brewery #buildings #tudorstyle #county #arms #countyarms #wandsworth #rent #let#fairs #common #wandsworthcommon
@youngspubs @the_pub_on_the_corner @thecountyarms

Connolly Bros were leather workers located at the north end of Wande Bank, Colliers Wood. Much of the large site they oc...
09/06/2021

Connolly Bros were leather workers located at the north end of Wande Bank, Colliers Wood. Much of the large site they occupied has now disappeared and only one building is left that has been converted into flats. Here hides are being unloaded. These will be treated and dyed. The seats in the House of Lords and House of Commons are covered in leather from Connolly's as are many luxury cars such as Rolls Royce and Jaguar. The company left Colliers Wood in 1994.
#collierswood #leather #dye #dyeing #houseoflords #houseofcommons #parliament #connollys #connollybros #rollsroyce #jaguar #cars #flats #hides #leatherhides #seats #politics
@coffeeinthewood

Connolly Bros were leather workers located at the north end of Wande Bank, Colliers Wood. Much of the large site they occupied has now disappeared and only one building is left that has been converted into flats. Here hides are being unloaded. These will be treated and dyed. The seats in the House of Lords and House of Commons are covered in leather from Connolly's as are many luxury cars such as Rolls Royce and Jaguar. The company left Colliers Wood in 1994.
#collierswood #leather #dye #dyeing #houseoflords #houseofcommons #parliament #connollys #connollybros #rollsroyce #jaguar #cars #flats #hides #leatherhides #seats #politics
@coffeeinthewood

Over the last few months each Monday we had been sharing work by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997) known as Vic. We recentl...
07/06/2021

Over the last few months each Monday we had been sharing work by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997) known as Vic. We recently learnt he hated been called Arthur. He produced a series of drawings and watercolours of the Wandle Valley. The full collection has been posted on our Instagram and Facebook feeds. Hine also took some photographs that were also donated to the museum. This one is of the mill at Copper Mill Lane, off Plough Lane, Wimbledon.The mill was a copper mill before being taken over by Chuter & Son who were chamois leather manufacturers. In the centre of the picture can be seen the building which housed the sites waterwheel. The wheel was said to be the largest on the River Wandle and second largest in the country however this should be questioned. The wheel drove large hammers that would beat the copper or leather. Opposite on the west bank of the river was the home of Wimbledon FC.
#mills #rivers #RiverWandle #wandlevalley #leather #copper #buildings #industry #oldphotographs #blackandwhitephotos #water #waterwheels #wimbledon #wimbeldonFC #AFCwimbeldon #reflections
@wandlevalley

Over the last few months each Monday we had been sharing work by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997) known as Vic. We recently learnt he hated been called Arthur. He produced a series of drawings and watercolours of the Wandle Valley. The full collection has been posted on our Instagram and Facebook feeds. Hine also took some photographs that were also donated to the museum. This one is of the mill at Copper Mill Lane, off Plough Lane, Wimbledon.The mill was a copper mill before being taken over by Chuter & Son who were chamois leather manufacturers. In the centre of the picture can be seen the building which housed the sites waterwheel. The wheel was said to be the largest on the River Wandle and second largest in the country however this should be questioned. The wheel drove large hammers that would beat the copper or leather. Opposite on the west bank of the river was the home of Wimbledon FC.
#mills #rivers #RiverWandle #wandlevalley #leather #copper #buildings #industry #oldphotographs #blackandwhitephotos #water #waterwheels #wimbledon #wimbeldonFC #AFCwimbeldon #reflections
@wandlevalley

In celebration of Volunteers' Week thought we would share a picture of our longest servicing volunteer Eric Shaw. He has...
06/06/2021

In celebration of Volunteers' Week thought we would share a picture of our longest servicing volunteer Eric Shaw. He has volunteered at the museum for over 30 years and is now 87. This picture was taken when we celebrated his 80th birthday in 2013. Today we are getting together with a number of our volunteers to say thank you.
#volunteersweek #volunteering #volunteers #birthday #celebrations #thankyou #volunteersweek2021 #museums

In celebration of Volunteers' Week thought we would share a picture of our longest servicing volunteer Eric Shaw. He has volunteered at the museum for over 30 years and is now 87. This picture was taken when we celebrated his 80th birthday in 2013. Today we are getting together with a number of our volunteers to say thank you.
#volunteersweek #volunteering #volunteers #birthday #celebrations #thankyou #volunteersweek2021 #museums

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the Lo...
04/06/2021

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the London area. In all they took 181 pictures which have been donated by their families to the Wandle Industrial Museum. Their archived was recognised by Sir John Young
Over the next few months we will share their pictures of the pubs in the Wandle Valley. It is unknown how much beer Ian and Derek drank during their project.

The Grapes at Wandsworth dates from at least 1833. It was first leased by Young & Bainbridge in 1841 as a beer shop and a full licence obtained in 1849. At that time it was in Fairfield Street, where the pub is situated, was known as North Street, and Barchard Street, at the side of the pub, was Red Lion Street. In 1877, part of the Grapes was a smithy and next door in Barchard Street a bakehouse. The pub was brought by Young & Co in 1899.
#Wandsworth #pubs #beer# brewery #youngandco #youngspubs #streetnames #smithy #bakehouse #grapes #youngs
@the_pub_on_the_corner @younsgpubs

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the London area. In all they took 181 pictures which have been donated by their families to the Wandle Industrial Museum. Their archived was recognised by Sir John Young
Over the next few months we will share their pictures of the pubs in the Wandle Valley. It is unknown how much beer Ian and Derek drank during their project.

The Grapes at Wandsworth dates from at least 1833. It was first leased by Young & Bainbridge in 1841 as a beer shop and a full licence obtained in 1849. At that time it was in Fairfield Street, where the pub is situated, was known as North Street, and Barchard Street, at the side of the pub, was Red Lion Street. In 1877, part of the Grapes was a smithy and next door in Barchard Street a bakehouse. The pub was brought by Young & Co in 1899.
#Wandsworth #pubs #beer# brewery #youngandco #youngspubs #streetnames #smithy #bakehouse #grapes #youngs
@the_pub_on_the_corner @younsgpubs

This picture shows the shires and dray from Young's brewery putting on a demonstration of their driving skills on Wimble...
02/06/2021

This picture shows the shires and dray from Young's brewery putting on a demonstration of their driving skills on Wimbledon Common. Possibly at the Wimbledon Village Fair. Wimbledon Windmill can be seen in the background. For many years the horses and wagons were a common sight around the streets of Wandsworth and elsewhere delivering beer. Today the team may have moved away from Wandsworth but still appear from time-to-time at shows and other events.
#shires #horses #wagons #carts #shows #fairs #countryshows #villagefairs #wandsworth #youngs #youngspubs ##wimbledon #windmills #wimbeldonwindmill #wimbledoncommon #beer #demonstrations #brewery
@wimbledonwindmill @youngspubs

This picture shows the shires and dray from Young's brewery putting on a demonstration of their driving skills on Wimbledon Common. Possibly at the Wimbledon Village Fair. Wimbledon Windmill can be seen in the background. For many years the horses and wagons were a common sight around the streets of Wandsworth and elsewhere delivering beer. Today the team may have moved away from Wandsworth but still appear from time-to-time at shows and other events.
#shires #horses #wagons #carts #shows #fairs #countryshows #villagefairs #wandsworth #youngs #youngspubs ##wimbledon #windmills #wimbeldonwindmill #wimbledoncommon #beer #demonstrations #brewery
@wimbledonwindmill @youngspubs

A big thank you to all our volunteers for your continued help and support. Look forward to celebrating your efforts at t...
01/06/2021

A big thank you to all our volunteers for your continued help and support. Look forward to celebrating your efforts at the weekends picnic.
#volunteers #volunteersweek #volunteersweek2021 #thankyou

A big thank you to all our volunteers for your continued help and support. Look forward to celebrating your efforts at the weekends picnic.
#volunteers #volunteersweek #volunteersweek2021 #thankyou

This continues our look at the photographs taken by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997). His paintings and drawings have been...
31/05/2021

This continues our look at the photographs taken by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997). His paintings and drawings have been featured in the last few months.

This is a picture of the River Wandle at Beddington Park. The picture is looking East towards Church Road, Beddington. St Mary's Church Tower can just be seen to the right. It may also show Canon's Bridge but it is not very clear.
#beddington #beddingtonpark #riverwandle #wandlevalley #rivers #parks #churches #buildings #homes #houses #bridges #water #trees #blackandwhitephotographs #oldphotographs #views #landscapes
@secret_carshalton @wandlevalley

This continues our look at the photographs taken by Arthur Victor Hine (1914-1997). His paintings and drawings have been featured in the last few months.

This is a picture of the River Wandle at Beddington Park. The picture is looking East towards Church Road, Beddington. St Mary's Church Tower can just be seen to the right. It may also show Canon's Bridge but it is not very clear.
#beddington #beddingtonpark #riverwandle #wandlevalley #rivers #parks #churches #buildings #homes #houses #bridges #water #trees #blackandwhitephotographs #oldphotographs #views #landscapes
@secret_carshalton @wandlevalley

Today we said goodbye to our textile expert Mary Hart who passed away recently. She will be sadly missed by everyone who...
28/05/2021

Today we said goodbye to our textile expert Mary Hart who passed away recently. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Her help, advice and support will be greatly missed by the museum. Her memory will be more physical for those had received knitted jumpers as gifts. RIP Mary.
#farewell #jumpers #goodbyes #textiles #expert #memories #memoriesmade #museums #gifts

Today we said goodbye to our textile expert Mary Hart who passed away recently. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Her help, advice and support will be greatly missed by the museum. Her memory will be more physical for those had received knitted jumpers as gifts. RIP Mary.
#farewell #jumpers #goodbyes #textiles #expert #memories #memoriesmade #museums #gifts

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the Lo...
28/05/2021

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the London area. In all they took 181 pictures which have been donated by their families to the Wandle Industrial Museum. Their archived was recognised by Sir John Young
Over the next few months we will share their pictures of the pubs in the Wandle Valley. It is unknown how much beer Ian and Derek drank during their project.

Two Brewers, Wandsworth (now The Brewers Inn)
This pub dates from at least 1800, was first leased in 1831 from Magdalen College, Oxford, which has land in Wandsworth since the 16th century. The 1857 entry in the Young’s and Bainbridge property book notes: “This House is substantially built and is let for £60 a year. There is only a two and quarter year term and the prospect of renewal is not great as the Surveyor of the Estate is also Surveyor of a large London Brewery. The trade during the part year was 80 Butts of Porter.” Never the less, Young & Bainbridge kept the Two Brewers and in 1900 it was rebuilt. It was remodelled again in 1937-38, incorporating two shops next door into the pub. The freehold was brought from the college in 1974. It changed to ‘The Brewers Inn’ in 2017.
#youngspubs #pubs #wandlevalley #beer #ale #youngs #youngsbrewery #wandsworth @youngspubs @pub_on_the_corner

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the London area. In all they took 181 pictures which have been donated by their families to the Wandle Industrial Museum. Their archived was recognised by Sir John Young
Over the next few months we will share their pictures of the pubs in the Wandle Valley. It is unknown how much beer Ian and Derek drank during their project.

Two Brewers, Wandsworth (now The Brewers Inn)
This pub dates from at least 1800, was first leased in 1831 from Magdalen College, Oxford, which has land in Wandsworth since the 16th century. The 1857 entry in the Young’s and Bainbridge property book notes: “This House is substantially built and is let for £60 a year. There is only a two and quarter year term and the prospect of renewal is not great as the Surveyor of the Estate is also Surveyor of a large London Brewery. The trade during the part year was 80 Butts of Porter.” Never the less, Young & Bainbridge kept the Two Brewers and in 1900 it was rebuilt. It was remodelled again in 1937-38, incorporating two shops next door into the pub. The freehold was brought from the college in 1974. It changed to ‘The Brewers Inn’ in 2017.
#youngspubs #pubs #wandlevalley #beer #ale #youngs #youngsbrewery #wandsworth @youngspubs @pub_on_the_corner

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