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).
 

Rainy Days on the Magdalen Estate

We all know how rainy days have the knack of  making you feel like there’s nothing fun to do, anywhere, ever. However, being locals of the Magdalen Estate, we know that’s not the case, particularly with so many original and fun things available at our disposal. So, if you’re stuck indoors, why not head out […]
 
 
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Royal Wedding Street Party – Collamore Avenue

The Royal Wedding/May Day Street party on Collamore Avenue. With compliments to the organising committee.
 
 

Wandsworth Tackle Neighbours from Hell

For those that live in and around the Magdalen Estate area, being such a civilised and homely community that it is, dealing with tricky neighbours is a very rarely something that has to be considered. Some other Wandsworth residents, however, are dealing with serious problems in this area. Cabinet member for housing, Guy Senior, has […]
 
 

A Good Night Out in Wandsworth

Let’s face it, sometimes there’s nothing better than leaving the kids in the capable hands of a trusted babysitter, getting out the house for a night with your significant other/best girl friends/the lads, and seeing all the great (and often inexpensive) entertainment that the Magdalen Estate and surrounding areas have to offer. Venturing into Balham- […]
 
 

Putney Locals help Homeless Artist

For many selfless people living in the Magdalen Estate and surrounding areas, helping others, giving back to the community and aiding those perhaps less fortunate in their circumstances as themselves, is nothing more than what they feel is right. One such woman, Putney resident Hazel Econs, started an internet campaign to help a young artist […]
 
 

Praise for St George’s Training

St George’s, the nearest hospital to the Magdalen Estate and one of the most celebrated medical teaching institutions in the country, has received praise for a new training initiative that trauma staff are being able to make full use of. Having recently received an education grant following a successful Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative bid, […]
 
 

Calling Young Chefs from the Magdalen Estate!

For young people from the Magdalen Estate with a talent for creating masterpieces in the kitchen, 2011 may be the year that they get to shine- by entering CookIt! 2011, the children’s cookery competition established and run by The Guild of Food Writers and which is supported by Gold Top milk. Last year’s winner, 13-year […]
 
 

New Fire Brigade Initiative in Wandsworth

A new scheme run by London Fire Brigade, to help promote fire safety and educate people with disabilities in how to deal with emergency situations, has been trialled in Wandsworth, and is now set to be rolled out across the capital. Having entered into a formal agreement with Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity that provides […]
 
 

St George’s to help Improve Mental Health Care

St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, based at one of the best teaching hospitals in the country and the one closest to the Magdalen Estate, has been selected to develop the Supporting Recovery project, which will help provide support and care for patients as they are receiving treatment. The scheme, which will use research from […]
 
 

The Big Lunch on The Magdalen Estate

If there’s one thing that most of us Londoners are guilty of (including some of the Magdalen Estate team), it’s that we never take the time and make the small effort of getting our hands on a packet of biscuits, maybe even a box of chocolates, and heading round to see our neighbours, for a […]