We will see many major changes in Mortlake during the next few years with the development of the brewery site.
But do you remember what Mortlake was like before the last changes in the 1960s and 70s? Did you shop on the High Street, remember Wainwright and Waring perhaps, go to Mortlake Green School or did you work in the brewery when it was owned by Watneys?
If you live in or know Mortlake, then you may like to come to our Reminiscence Group.
Several local people have been coming along for many years, but it is always nice to see new faces. Over a cup of tea and biscuits, the group exchanges memories of the local area. It also has links with the Barnes and Mortlake History Society, who bring along archive photographs, old maps, newspaper cuttings, original historic documents and artefacts. There are also slide shows and quizzes about Mortlake.
The Reminiscence Group is a very friendly and relaxed group of people. You could make new friends or even meet someone from your school days who you have not seen for years!
There is no charge, no official membership and no obligation to attend every month – just come along when it suits you and enjoy the afternoon!
On Saturday 22 June at 2.30pm Helen Deaton will be giving an illustrated talk on The History of Crime and Punishment in Mortlake. It promises to be a fascinating and illuminating account, come and join us at St Mary’s. Tea and homemade cakes. Admission free.
We meet on the third Thursday of every month from 1.30 – 3.00pm St Mary’s Rooms