Wandsworth Heritage Service Libraries Talk

Friday 8th June – 2pm

Pets in the Lives of Twentieth-Century Londoners

Organised by Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with Wandsworth Heritage Service as part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival (26 May – 10 June 2018).


Florence Turtle’s cat Toesie in the back garden of her house in Kingscliffe Gardens, Wimbledon Park, in about 1950. Used with Permission of Wandsworth Heritage Service.

This talk by Dr Rebecca Preston (RHUL) will explore changes in pet keeping in the twentieth century and, by looking at the diaries of local resident Florence Turtle (1896-1981), the place of companion animals in Londoners’ busy home, work and social lives.

• FREE • Please book in advance: Charlene.Coleman@gll.org or 020 8780 3085

Putney Library, 5/7 Disraeli Road, Putney SW15 2DR.

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