Pub bombings, shootings and terrifying fires are just a few of the stories contributed by members of the community to a new website charting the history of Sands End.

Fulham underwent great social upheaval in the decades following the Second World War, not least in this pocket of traditionally working class industry nestling next to the Thames between Wandsworth and Battersea bridges.

Family photographs of how the area used to look inspired former resident Francis Czucha to spend 18 months setting up a website, www. sandsendrevisited.net, which is packed full of recollections and photographs of residents past and present.

Contributions have come from as far afield as the US, Australia and New Zealand, and more than 100 people have added their own stories from the four decades covered, between the end of the war and the 1980s.

Mr Czucha grew up in Broughton Road between 1955 and 1977, and was educated at Langford Road School and the Church of our Lady in Stephendale Road. His Spanish mother, Esperanza, worked for Sunlight Laundry and his father, Harry, was a plumber for Hammersmith Council.

"Fulham underwent a great social change following the 1970s property boom, with largely 'working class' families moving out and upwardly mobile professionals moving in," said Mr Czucha. "I wanted to develop a nostalgia website that recaptured most of the old community spirit.

"The website has been very well received and many old acquaintances have been renewed."

Residents' memories, news stories and personalities of the news stories are all featured, along with details of now-demolished buildings like Fulham Power Station, St Matthew's Church and the old Star Cinema in Wandsworth Bridge Road. A discussion forum is helping reconnect former neighbours who lost touch.