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).

Tube Station Closed near Magdalen Estate

A tube station local to the Magdalen Estate was evacuated last Friday, after fears that passengers were being exposed to harmful gasses leaking inside the tunnels and on the platforms. Tooting Broadway, which for many serves as a place to hop onto the Northern Line after taking a bus from Wandsworth, was closed at 1pm […]

Local Hero Rewarded for Bravery

A volunteer police officer who works in the South London area has been rewarded for his bravery in the face of adversity, after dealing with an aggressive tube passenger wielding an 8 inch knife, back in December last year. Arif Hamid, from Greenwich, was recognised for his dedication and for working beyond the call of […]

Locals Tread the Boards in Pantomime

Even with Christmas and New Year over and done with, and moods in and around The Magdalen Estate possibly feeling a bit low, there is no better way to pass the time than to get your family and friends involved in some theatre-going. This festive season, you don’t have to travel far afield to get […]

Roadworks around the Magdalen Estate to End

Since a water pipe burst on Wandsworth High Street on Tuesday of this week, owing to the recent cold conditions, there have been massive delays and build-ups of traffic on a busy stretch of the A3 in the westbound direction by Garratt Lane. Although Thames water made every effort to fix the problem as quickly […]

Dogs Rescued from the Magdalen Estate Area

As the residents of the Magdalen Estate and the surrounding areas see in the beginning of the New Year, for most it’s a time of hope, looking to the future, and planning for great adventures. For some, however, it’s a frightening time- it seems that baby animals that have been given as Christmas presents are […]

Local School builds Bridges to China

A group of students from Ernest Bevin College- just down the road from The Magdalen Estate– recently had the opportunity to travel across the world, and meet and greet pupils at their sister school in Tianjin, northern China. The trip, partly funded by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms initiative, was proposed to help young people […]

Fancy a Different Panto this Year?

One of the things we love most about being locals of The Magdalen Estate is not only the variety of activities, clubs and events that take place in the area, but also the celebration of diversity that said events encourage- exactly how it should be in a city where hundreds of languages are spoken, and […]
Wandsworth Common Panoramic

Mark Anderson Image of Wandsworth Common

One of  our favourites from the stalls on Northcote Road – Mark Anderson of Photo Arte – who runs a thriving photography business has very kindly donated an image for our property page section.

Springfield Planning Application Refused – for the second time

From the Neighbours of Springfield Initiative As you may be aware yesterday evening Wandsworth Borough Council’s planning committee voted to refuse permission for the outline planning application and listed building consent submitted by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS trust. The detail of the reasons for refusal are unclear at this time […]

Burntwood Close to have one way car access

We have found out today that it is likely that Burntwood Close will become a closed close in the near future. Plans with wandsworth council are seeking to stop car access from collamore avenue during the second half of 2011. Burntwood close will no longer be a cut through for the racing drivers and we […]