Details of the Friends' events including those that we are attending, are listed here. All the money raised benefits the Water Tower and Historic Garden for the conservation and future restoration.
More information will be published on the events as it becomes available. Check back regularly for any updates to the listed details.
Events are subject to change and are held at the Water Tower unless otherwise stated.
For a booking slip for all this years events please vist the downloads page.
The Friends' Heritage Quiz with Quizmaster Amanda Hill
The popular Annual Quiz returns, Why not make up a team of 4? Can you win this year?
Time - 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.
Price - £3.00 each ticket.
First Opening of the Water Tower
Time 2.30pm - 5pm
Orangery Exhibition for the Season is the History of St. Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls.
First Opening of the Hermitage
Time - 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Please note: The Hermitage will open on the 1st & 3rd Sunday in the month when the Water Tower is open.
Times Past XIV : Supporting Britain
Films made to boost morale at home and aboard during World War II and the later 1940s Documentary and Public Information Films from John Freemans Archive.
A repeat of last Autumn's Showing.
Time 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Price £4 each ticket.
Friends AGM from 2pm - 2.45pm
"The Men of the Wrythe"
A talk given by Margaret Thomas at 2.45pm followed by Tea.
Friends - Free.
Non-Friends - £5 each ticket.
Summer Solstice Party: "The Dansant".
Join us for our dansant 3pm to 5.30pm. Display of Regency dances to watch: you are welcome to join in- no obligation. Tthis is followed by a Jane Austin tea, then further dancing. No dressing up necessary. Tickets £10 Please book in advance to ensure catering requirements are met.
Carshalton Charter Fair
The Friends will be present at the Carshalton Annual Charter Fair. The Fair consists of stalls, food and entertainment.
The event is held at the War Memorial Gardens, upper pond Carshalton from 11am - 4pm.
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
Openings on these dates also supporting The Festival of Archaeology, from the Council for British Archaeology.
Carshalton Environmental Fair
The Friends will have a stall at the Environmental Fair at Carshalton Park.
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd
Free Entry Weekend, supporting:-
Open House London Weekend
National Heritage Openings
Time - 1pm - 5pm on both days.
Last Opening of the Hermitage. 22nd.
Openings on the 15th, 22nd & 29th
are in suport of the Wandle Frortnight
Sunday 29th is the last Opening of the Water Tower. 2.30pm-5pm
The Water Tower public openings for the season end but there are still a number of events before the end of the year.
You are also welcome to book a private tour. See our Hiring and Tour pages for more information.
Times Past XV : Documentarty films from John Freeman's archive Looking at Life in Britain in the 1940s-1960s including transport, technology, travel.
This event is also in support of Museums at Night.
Time 7:15pm for 7:30pm start
Price £4 each ticket
Join us for music, mulled wine and seasonal light refreshments it's the perfect start to the festive season.
Time 7:15pm for 7:30pm start
Price £5 each ticket
There are no planned events during October at this time.
If you need to hire the Water Tower for your own event please see the Hire page for more infomation.
Carshalton House Tours
at 1.30pm & 3.15pm
(Tower Open at 1pm)
A rare chance to see the ground floor interior of this important 18th century house led by local historian Andrew Skelton.
Tickets: Only obtainable from London Borough of Sutton, contact sutton.gov.uk/librariesheritageevents Places are limited.
Tickets include entry to the Water Tower. Teas Available.