Heritage and Local Studies Events
Triumph & Tragedy: The World of the Cranmers and the Simpsons
4 May - 12 July. 2nd floor, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre.
The Cranmers and their descendants, the Simpson family, owned the manor of Mitcham Canons for over 250 years. They were involved in all aspects of village life, from land rights and poor relief, to local industry, taxation and education. Wealth and status enabled them to enjoy foreign travel and a privileged existence, yet they also experienced their share of tragedy.
Based on images and extracts from family letters, this exhibition will reveal more about the Cranmers and the world in which they lived.
Did You Know? : A Look at the History of West Barnes
9 May - July 30, 2nd floor, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre.
This small-scale display looks at different aspects of local heritage in the West Barnes area, from housing and industry, to agriculture, leisure time, local transport and the war years.
Wimbledon Football Club - an A-Z.
4 June, 10.30 - 12.00. Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon. SW19 7BN
This illustrated talk will look at the colourful history of Wimbledon Football Club from its origins as the "Old Centrals," to F A Cup glory. Topics will include star players, team managers, sports grounds, trophies and key victories.
This event is aimed at adults
Info: Tel. Wimbledon Library 01159 293388 Email: email@example.com
West Barnes Local History Group
Merton Heritage Centre organises a monthly programme of talks at West Barnes Library. These are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon. The next scheduled events are as follows:
Game, Set & Match: The History of the All England Lawn Tennis Club
18 June, 10.30 - 12.00 West Barnes Library, Station Road, Motspur Park
Discover more about the historic sports venue and the world famous Wimbledon tennis championship
Memories of Motspur Park
16 July, 10.30 - 12.00 West Barnes Library, Station Rd, Motspur Park
Historial anecdotes based on the memories of Bruce Bendell, a resident of Motspur Park between the 1930s and 1950s.
William Morris at Merton
13 August, 10.30 -12.00 ( Note change of date ) West Barnes Library, Motspur Park
Find out about the life and work of this internationally renowned artist, designer, writer and Socialist thinker, including his links to Merton's industrial heritage.