The Wandsworth Heritage Festival is approaching giving residents the opportunity to take a trip into the borough’s past.

From May 27 to June 11, visitors can be enchanted with guided walks, workshops, exhibitions and more.

With Wandsworth’s “rich industrial past”, focus will be on the railway and how it defined past and present in the borough. Guests can see how the landscape has been transformed by the industry and what has become of the sites that were so active in the past.

The council has advised on some of the highlights:

• A walk to look for evidence of industrial landmarks featured in Whistler’s paintings of the Thames riverside

• A workshop where you can learn about the textile industry of the Wandle Valley and have a go at printing your own patterns

• A talk exploring the many schemes proposed for the Battersea Power Station since it was decommissioned.

• Library sessions on how fiction shapes our lives

• A workshop allowing children to handle industrial objects from Wandsworth’s past

• Several walks exploring some of Wandsworth’s most appealing parks and gardens.

Download the programme of events here.