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, especially during the summer holiday, as money ...Read full memory

Running On The Common 1980s

During the '80s I lived in Streathbourne Road, just a couple of houses in from the Common. Weather permitting I would run in the evenings. One dark evening in the late autumn I ventured onto the Common. ...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 from 'the wild west' to 'army battlefields'. ...Read full memory