Tooting Bec Common, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Tooting Bec Common and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Pond And The Common,And The Lido

Although we lived in Balham, many hours were spent on the common and the pond en-route to the open air swimming pool. I can remember with fondness, ...Read full memory

Childhood Walk

This could be my mother and me! I was 5 in 1951 and remember visiting the pond to 'feed the ducks'. The common became a wonderful playground durig my childhood, everything ...Read full memory

Days Of Fishing On The Pond

Born in Tooting in 1949, I lived only a walk to the top of my road to the common. Me and my friends used to play cowboys and hide up the trees to ambush my ...Read full memory