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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In July the Wandle Industrial Museum held the first Wandle Art Festival. The is celebrated all forms of art. Artists wer...
02/08/2021

In July the Wandle Industrial Museum held the first Wandle Art Festival. The is celebrated all forms of art. Artists were asked to submit digital images of their work and over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of those images with you.

This painting by Brenda Pennington shows the grotto in Carshalton Park with water in the channel. This is one of the sources of the River Wandle and the river here flows down to the High Street and into Carshalton Ponds.

#carshalton #art #painting #artists #watercolour #oils #landscapes #artwork #riverwandle #carshaltonpark #carshaltonponds #grotto #images #rivers #canals #views
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In July the Wandle Industrial Museum held the first Wandle Art Festival. The is celebrated all forms of art. Artists were asked to submit digital images of their work and over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of those images with you.

This painting by Brenda Pennington shows the grotto in Carshalton Park with water in the channel. This is one of the sources of the River Wandle and the river here flows down to the High Street and into Carshalton Ponds.

#carshalton #art #painting #artists #watercolour #oils #landscapes #artwork #riverwandle #carshaltonpark #carshaltonponds #grotto #images #rivers #canals #views
@brendapennington51 @brenda3779 @carshaltonpictures @secret.carshalton @carshaltonartists

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the Lo...
30/07/2021

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.

Not surprisingly, the Wheatsheaf pictured here, started life as a beer shop. It was first leased by Young & Bainbridge in 1867 when wheat was still being grown on the land known as as Northfields nearby. Putney Bridge Road where the pub was located was then called Love Lane and had been since 1548. Young & Co bought the Wheatsheaf in 1916. It was never expanded and remained a small one-bar house until it closed in 2008.

#youngspubs #smallpubs #lostpubs #closed #wheatsheaf #youngandco #bars #beer #ale #shops #wandsworth #lease #love
@youngspubs @lostpubs

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.

Not surprisingly, the Wheatsheaf pictured here, started life as a beer shop. It was first leased by Young & Bainbridge in 1867 when wheat was still being grown on the land known as as Northfields nearby. Putney Bridge Road where the pub was located was then called Love Lane and had been since 1548. Young & Co bought the Wheatsheaf in 1916. It was never expanded and remained a small one-bar house until it closed in 2008.

#youngspubs #smallpubs #lostpubs #closed #wheatsheaf #youngandco #bars #beer #ale #shops #wandsworth #lease #love
@youngspubs @lostpubs

In Morden Hall Park are memories of the s***f industry. As well of the two s***f mills and the kiln is the mill cottage....
28/07/2021

In Morden Hall Park are memories of the s***f industry. As well of the two s***f mills and the kiln is the mill cottage. This was the home of the works foreman, a position held for 125 years by the Groves Family. Emma Groves, the daughter of the last foreman, lived at Mill Cottage until her death in the 1970s. They had a large family and at one time it is said that as many as 12 people were living in the cottage. While no longer occupied by a family the building is still rented out by the National Trust and in use. This picture was taken in 1985.
#mordenhallpark #nationaltrust #millcottage #cottages #homes #mills #blackandwhite #s***f # family #families #works #renting #housing
@mordenhallparknt @nationaltrust

In Morden Hall Park are memories of the s***f industry. As well of the two s***f mills and the kiln is the mill cottage. This was the home of the works foreman, a position held for 125 years by the Groves Family. Emma Groves, the daughter of the last foreman, lived at Mill Cottage until her death in the 1970s. They had a large family and at one time it is said that as many as 12 people were living in the cottage. While no longer occupied by a family the building is still rented out by the National Trust and in use. This picture was taken in 1985.
#mordenhallpark #nationaltrust #millcottage #cottages #homes #mills #blackandwhite #s***f # family #families #works #renting #housing
@mordenhallparknt @nationaltrust

This is the last of the artist Paul Moore's paintings that we have been showing on a Monday during July. He loved to pai...
26/07/2021

This is the last of the artist Paul Moore's paintings that we have been showing on a Monday during July. He loved to paint scenes along the Wandle Valley during the 1960's. We are not sure where this may have been. There are any number of places that would have looked like this. As with many areas along the Wandle Valley this view may well be very different today.
#paintings #changingviews #landscape #wandlevalley #wandle #riverwandle #trees #views #rural #woods #rivers #valleys #artists #paint
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This is the last of the artist Paul Moore's paintings that we have been showing on a Monday during July. He loved to paint scenes along the Wandle Valley during the 1960's. We are not sure where this may have been. There are any number of places that would have looked like this. As with many areas along the Wandle Valley this view may well be very different today.
#paintings #changingviews #landscape #wandlevalley #wandle #riverwandle #trees #views #rural #woods #rivers #valleys #artists #paint
@wandlevalley

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the Lo...
23/07/2021

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.

Here we have the Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth that started life as the Queen's Head in 1786. It was probably renamed the Queen Adelaide in 1830, and was certainly called this by 1835. Queen Adelaide was the daughter of George Frederick Charles, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and married the third son of George III in 1804. He became William IV on his succession to the throne in 1830. The pub was possibly rebuilt in 1938 when Young & Bainbridge first took a lease. Young & Co bought the pub in 1915. Part of the large garden at the Queen Adelaide was once a skittle alley.

#pubs #yiungspubs #youngs #wandsworth #queens #kings #kingsandqueens #adelaide #bainbridge #beer #ale #buildings #pubbuildings #royalfamily #throne #daughter #william #george #frederick #charles
@youngspubs @the_pub_on_the_corner @queenadelaidewandsworth

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.

Here we have the Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth that started life as the Queen's Head in 1786. It was probably renamed the Queen Adelaide in 1830, and was certainly called this by 1835. Queen Adelaide was the daughter of George Frederick Charles, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and married the third son of George III in 1804. He became William IV on his succession to the throne in 1830. The pub was possibly rebuilt in 1938 when Young & Bainbridge first took a lease. Young & Co bought the pub in 1915. Part of the large garden at the Queen Adelaide was once a skittle alley.

#pubs #yiungspubs #youngs #wandsworth #queens #kings #kingsandqueens #adelaide #bainbridge #beer #ale #buildings #pubbuildings #royalfamily #throne #daughter #william #george #frederick #charles
@youngspubs @the_pub_on_the_corner @queenadelaidewandsworth

Anyone visiting Merton Abbey Mills today will aware of the building where this work is taking place. The 1929 Shop was u...
21/07/2021

Anyone visiting Merton Abbey Mills today will aware of the building where this work is taking place. The 1929 Shop was used by Liberty Print Works for the printing of material using wooden blocks. The art of block printing had been brought to the Wandle Valley by the Huguenots from the late 1600's/early 1700's. One block is needed for each colour used in the pattern - 10 colours then 10 blocks. To learn to be a block maker took an apprenticeship of seven years. It was the same period to became a block printer. In some cases it could take three months to make a single block. In the picture note the large heating pipe in the middle of the picture.
#printing #blocksprinting #woodenblocks #apprenticeships #1929 #shops #liberty #libertyoflondon #wandlevalley #huguenots #materials #silk #cotton #heating #oldphotographs #oldmethods #mertonabbeymills #merton #collierswood #mertonabbey
@mertonabbeymills @wandlevalley

Anyone visiting Merton Abbey Mills today will aware of the building where this work is taking place. The 1929 Shop was used by Liberty Print Works for the printing of material using wooden blocks. The art of block printing had been brought to the Wandle Valley by the Huguenots from the late 1600's/early 1700's. One block is needed for each colour used in the pattern - 10 colours then 10 blocks. To learn to be a block maker took an apprenticeship of seven years. It was the same period to became a block printer. In some cases it could take three months to make a single block. In the picture note the large heating pipe in the middle of the picture.
#printing #blocksprinting #woodenblocks #apprenticeships #1929 #shops #liberty #libertyoflondon #wandlevalley #huguenots #materials #silk #cotton #heating #oldphotographs #oldmethods #mertonabbeymills #merton #collierswood #mertonabbey
@mertonabbeymills @wandlevalley

Here is the third of the paintings we are featuring this month by artist Paul Moore. His paintings date from the 1960's....
19/07/2021

Here is the third of the paintings we are featuring this month by artist Paul Moore. His paintings date from the 1960's. In this scene you can see the Eagle Leather Works of Deeds and Sons at Willow Lane, Mitcham.

The works, while they existed until 1989, are well photographed and also commonly painted. Each picture brings its own version of the works and helps show how the works changed and how the area around it looked at the time. Capturing pictures of places is an important way to track our heritage and history. How many times do you visit some where, see a new building and try to recall what was there?

#riverwandle #views #memory #history #heritage #photographs #paintings #artists #oldviews #mills #leather #works #buildings #industry #whatschanged rivers #water #landscape #changingplaces

Here is the third of the paintings we are featuring this month by artist Paul Moore. His paintings date from the 1960's. In this scene you can see the Eagle Leather Works of Deeds and Sons at Willow Lane, Mitcham.

The works, while they existed until 1989, are well photographed and also commonly painted. Each picture brings its own version of the works and helps show how the works changed and how the area around it looked at the time. Capturing pictures of places is an important way to track our heritage and history. How many times do you visit some where, see a new building and try to recall what was there?

#riverwandle #views #memory #history #heritage #photographs #paintings #artists #oldviews #mills #leather #works #buildings #industry #whatschanged rivers #water #landscape #changingplaces

In the 1980s two friends – Ian Dorm and Derek King - decided they were going to photograph all the Young’s pub in the Lo...
16/07/2021

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.

Here we see the Gardeners' Arms in Wandsworth. It was first leased in 1875 and then brought by Young's in 1915. The version of the pub we see today is a rebuild of the original and dates from 1931. In 1989 was the shop next door was taken over. This allowed for a new larger saloon bar to be built.

#youngspubs #pubs #youngs #beer #ale #brewing #pubchains #oldpictures #memories #recall #change #saloon #bars #shops #wandsworth
@youngspubs @the_pub_on_the_corner @gardenerspub

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.

Here we see the Gardeners' Arms in Wandsworth. It was first leased in 1875 and then brought by Young's in 1915. The version of the pub we see today is a rebuild of the original and dates from 1931. In 1989 was the shop next door was taken over. This allowed for a new larger saloon bar to be built.

#youngspubs #pubs #youngs #beer #ale #brewing #pubchains #oldpictures #memories #recall #change #saloon #bars #shops #wandsworth
@youngspubs @the_pub_on_the_corner @gardenerspub

This is a close-up of the waterwheel and wheel house at Deeds Mill, also known as Eagle Leather Works, taken in May 1958...
14/07/2021

This is a close-up of the waterwheel and wheel house at Deeds Mill, also known as Eagle Leather Works, taken in May 1958. At this time the waterwheel was still in use. Being used to pull tight the leather which was stretched by hooks at one end. The mill produced high quality soft leather used in sheepskin coats such as that worn by John Motson the commentator.
Mills had existed at the end of Willow Lane, Mitcham since 1685. They were used in corn milling, grinding logwood and, of course, for leather. Deeds had taken over the mills in 1875 and 1884 and had converted them to leather dressing at each time. They constructed other buildings and operated the complete site as the Eagle Leather Works. They remained at Willow Lane until 1989.
The River Wandle in the area occupied by the mills had been much changed over the years with new channels cut. These have since been filled in and today just the one channel exists.
#leather #blackandwhitephotographs #oldphotos #waterwheels #riverwandle #wandle #wheelhouse #woodenbuildings #buildings #industry #industrialbuilimngs #channels #eagle #construction #willow #logwood #corn #deeds #dressing #mitcham
@wandlevalley

This is a close-up of the waterwheel and wheel house at Deeds Mill, also known as Eagle Leather Works, taken in May 1958. At this time the waterwheel was still in use. Being used to pull tight the leather which was stretched by hooks at one end. The mill produced high quality soft leather used in sheepskin coats such as that worn by John Motson the commentator.
Mills had existed at the end of Willow Lane, Mitcham since 1685. They were used in corn milling, grinding logwood and, of course, for leather. Deeds had taken over the mills in 1875 and 1884 and had converted them to leather dressing at each time. They constructed other buildings and operated the complete site as the Eagle Leather Works. They remained at Willow Lane until 1989.
The River Wandle in the area occupied by the mills had been much changed over the years with new channels cut. These have since been filled in and today just the one channel exists.
#leather #blackandwhitephotographs #oldphotos #waterwheels #riverwandle #wandle #wheelhouse #woodenbuildings #buildings #industry #industrialbuilimngs #channels #eagle #construction #willow #logwood #corn #deeds #dressing #mitcham
@wandlevalley

This is the second of the Paul Moore paintings that we are featuring this month. Painted during the 1960's this farm sce...
12/07/2021

This is the second of the Paul Moore paintings that we are featuring this month. Painted during the 1960's this farm scene may well be Ravensbury Farm which was situated in what is now Ravensbury Park on the Morden and Mitcham border.

It is hard to believe just how many farms there were in the Merton & Morden area. Ravensbury Farm dates from the middle 1700's. There were 7-8 farms in the area of Ravensbury including that of John Arbuthnot. Owner of the Ravensbruy Print Works he had a passion for growing madder that was use in dyeing.

#paintings #morden #mitcham #farms #cows #buildings #farming #Ravensbury #parks #artists #painters #rural #ruralscenes #scenes

This is the second of the Paul Moore paintings that we are featuring this month. Painted during the 1960's this farm scene may well be Ravensbury Farm which was situated in what is now Ravensbury Park on the Morden and Mitcham border.

It is hard to believe just how many farms there were in the Merton & Morden area. Ravensbury Farm dates from the middle 1700's. There were 7-8 farms in the area of Ravensbury including that of John Arbuthnot. Owner of the Ravensbruy Print Works he had a passion for growing madder that was use in dyeing.

#paintings #morden #mitcham #farms #cows #buildings #farming #Ravensbury #parks #artists #painters #rural #ruralscenes #scenes

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