Woodfield Pavilion Re-opens
Once a curiosity hidden behind a fence on Tooting Common, the Woodfield Pavilion is being re-opened and returned to public use.
At the first opening in 1933 (see image below), Alderman Samuel Cresswell announced that the pavilion and grounds were to be ‘preserved for all time for displays, games, and sports. For years they were a hub of activity before the pavilion fell into disrepair as Wandsworth could not afford the upkeep. By 1986 the ground had become an unmarked grass sward and was leased to the Waldorf School.
After a decade-long effort by residents, the pavilion has been refurbished and modernised and you are invited to join us to celebrate its’ rebirth at the Woodfield Recreation Ground off Abbotswood Rd on Sunday 30th June.
From noon until 5pm there will be a fair with stalls, music, games, workshops, food and drink with a formal opening at 2pm. The renovations were made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tooting Common Heritage Project, Veolia, and the Western Riverside Environmental Fund.
We hope to make The Woodfield Project a space to gather, teach, learn, and play with community-building, wellbeing, and ecology central to future projects for people of all ages. We need help to flesh out the future of our project, and on opening
The trustees and members of The Woodfield Project have held fairs, sponsored walk, built insect hotels, and run horticultural sessions. We have thought long about the design of a building for community use: about toilets, a multi-purpose space, a changing room, a meeting room for hire and a kitchen. But we need help to flesh out the future of our project.
The Woodfield Project is returning the Pavilion to community use. If you are interested in volunteering or collaborating with us, please get in touch. [email protected].
See you on 30th June! The Woodfield Project