LOCAL HISTORY: ( local history societies and information sources )

Merton Memories
Photographic archive allowing access to 15,000 Merton images ( searchable by keyword, area and collection )

Merton Historical Society site – has useful links to publications list, local history articles via Bulletins list, events programme and contact details

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage – range of useful info on local history, articles of interest and community focusses material

John Innes Society focuses on Merton Park area with links to conservation issues, photo gallery and Friends of John Innes Park

Wandle Heritage Ltd, charitable organisation devoted to raising awareness of
Wandle Valley heritage and preserving the associated environment – includes useful photo gallery

Merton Priory Trust site –homepage has links to events programme and articles on the history of the Priory complex

Wimbledon Society
Useful potted history of Wimbledon via The Society link on homepage. Also has detailed activities programme and links to Wimbledon planning issues.


Mitcham War Memorial
Very useful site – gives biographical info and some photos of First World War dead listed on the Mitcham war memorial


London Borough of Merton page with links to local attractions

Information about Southside House, near Wimbledon Common.

Morden Hall Park – visitor info and basic history. Also see link : Events at this property

Wandle Industrial museum – visitor info and basic history of the Wandle.

Visitor info for Lawn Tennis Museum at All England Club

Wimbledon Museum info. Includes details of collections, publications, visitor info and a useful virtual tour of Wimbledon history

Wimbledon windmill museum visitor info. See History link from homepage for good potted history of the building and windmilling.

SPORT: ( for info on sporting heritage and current events )

Merton Cyclists
Helpful site for cyclists with info on recommended cycle routes, repair shops and good links to the London Cycling Campaign, plus its programme of special group cycle rides around the Capital.

Defunct Speedway
Great site for photos of Wimbledon Speedway at Plough Lane

Gus Kuhn
Useful site for history of Wimbledon Speedway, including photos of former racing stars

Mitcham Cricket Club : Basic info on stats, fixtures and club news – access to full site requires registration

Official AFC Wimbledon site – has club fixtures and news. Access to Club history and honours via News link at top of homepage.

Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association site – includes brief history section and useful links

Wimbledon Football Club reminiscences, links to related sites and review / historical info on club fixtures/ performances by season.

Wikipedia info on Wimbledon FC club badges, players and season history. (Must be treated with caution)

Tooting & Mitcham Football Club – has info on Club history, fixture listings by season and a useful hall of fame section


Fantastic site for info on poor law institutions, workhouses, early children’s homes, charitable trusts and associated archives. Can be searched by keyword or region – includes info on St George the Martyr / Holborn Union Workhouse & Industrial Schools, Mitcham


East Surrey Family History Society website – most relevant to the Merton area. Includes links to event details, contact details for genealogists, family history articles and publications

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