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|Partial / Incomplete Date||September 1927|
|Copyright 1||F Wells|
|Notes / History||This is one of a group of 3 postcards showing the Watermeads area of the Wandle upstream of Mitcham Bridge in 1927.
Purchased by the National Trust 14 years earlier, Watermeads had been left in the hands of a local committee “whose policy was very much one of laissez-faire in the belief that, in the main, nature was best left to care for itself.”*
This policy was subsequently questioned but it is clear that – when the photos were taken –this hands-off approach provided a very pleasing naturalistic environment.
*Mitcham Bridge, The Watermeads and the Wandle Mills: E. N. Montagu