Keen walkers are invited to join a guided tour around local historic hot-spots of Edwardian Tooting in memory of a jazz pioneer.

‘Sadie’s swinging Tooting’ tour, on Saturday, March 24, is in commemoration of Sadie Crawford, a local Jazz pioneer born in 1885.

She spent her childhood at 143 Fountain Road, Tooting and rose from poverty to perform jazz internationally including performances in America and Australia.

She died aged 80 in 1965, spending her last 30 years in America.

The two hour tour is run by Summerstown 182 Community History project and will begin at the Edward VII statue in Tooting Broadway at 2pm.

The tour will include Sadie's childhood home, key locations of her childhood as well as places of entertainment that were booming one hundred years ago.

The tour, which costs £5, is to raise money for a plaque to honour Sadie’s life.

Geoff Simmons, of the Summerstown 182 Community History project, said: "Only about 15 percent of historic plaques recognise women - in this year when we celebrate the granting of universal suffrage it's so important to remember the achievements of these groundbreaking women. Sadie's story will be a massive inspiration to young people and a reminder that no matter what background you come from, great things can happen if you dare to follow your dream."

The plaque will be placed at Sadie’s childhood home and the unveiling is scheduled for Saturday, June 16.