Robert Laughton

Robert Laughton

Robert Laughton is a local resident of Wandsworth with an interested in the local community and a mission to explain to all and sundry the correct pronunciation of Magdalen (as in the college).
 
The Beeches Trinity Road

The Beeches | Trinity Road

We received a lovely email from Wandsworth libraries this week as they are currently researching some historical landmarks around the Earlsfield area for a project that will hopefully be part of this year’s Wandsworth Heritage Festival. The librarian was following up on our article in early 2013 looking to get more information on a house […]
 
 
Wandsworth Heritage Festival

Wandsworth Heritage Festival

The Wandsworth heritage festival was established in 2010 to bring together organisations with an interest in history, natural heritage and built environment of Wandsworth. The process of organising events for the 2014 Wandsworth Heritage Festival is in full swing. This year the festival will take place Saturday 24th May – Sunday 8th June. Heritage Wandsworth […]
 
 
Magdalen Estate Crime

Magdalen Estate Crime

An important release from Wandsworth Council below on a new scam being used to target houses in the Magdalen Estate. The council’s crime prevention team is warning residents of a sophisticated new scam being used by burglars to target homes in the borough. There are growing concerns that burglars are using accomplices to identify vulnerable […]
 
 
The magdalen estate & Savills

The Magdalen Estate & Savills – Charity Donations

We have been working behind the scenes to arrange what we think is an excellent & hopefully long term arrangement with Savills estate agency. Savills prides themselves on being part of the community and the team in Wandsworth is proud to be actively supporting the community within Magdalen Estate. They have pledged to make a […]
 
 
The Beeches Magdalen Estate

The Beeches, Magdalen Estate, 1874

We had an email through with an extract from the diary of a great great grandmother from 1869. The gentleman who sent it through was asking for more information on what property was mentioned in the extract which in 1869 was one of the first houses in the area. There was also the image shown […]
 
 
Magdalen Estate Charity

Calling all charities in the Magdalen Estate

We have had an enquiry from a national company who is interested in looking into partnering with charities within the Magdalen Estate. At a time of cuts from Wandsworth Council this may be a great way of local charities receiving all important funds to continue their work. If any interested parties can email contact@magdalenestate.co.uk, we […]
 
 
ITN logo

Request for information from ITN

We received the email below from a documentary maker at ITN – and was asked to pass on to local residents. Did you or someone you know buy their council house as part of the Right to Buy Scheme in the 80s? If so i would love to speak to you/them. I’m a director making […]
 
 
trinity-road-bellevue-road-1900

Trinity Road in 1910

Our photograph shows a busy Trinity Road in the summer of 1910.By this time Wandsworth was an established London suburb with a thriving manufacturing industry. Wandsworth Common station had opened in 1895 and improvements in road travel made the area a popular place to live seeing its population increase twentyfold in fifty years. The Surrey […]
 
 
 
 
try penning your own ode to the Magdalen Estate

An Ode to the Magdalen Estate

This week we, the Magdalen Estate team, have been getting in touch with our creative side, and exploring different ways of expressing our love and appreciation for such a fantastic place. As part of this exercise, we came up with something of a masterpiece- an acrostic poem/series of statements all about our favourite area. We’re […]