Merton Heritage Events – August

Mitcham Carnival Queen


From now until 31 August at Merton Heritage Centre:

All the Fun of the Fair.

The story of Mitcham’s historic fair from its Tudor origins to the present day.


3 – 28 September

Riverside Views

The history of key properties along the River Wandle from grand mansions, to humble mills and cottages.



Saturday 3 August , 10.30 – 1.30

A Wandle Walk: From Morden Hall to Merton Abbey Mills.

This tells the story of the Wandle, historic buildings and industries along its route – finishing with a visit to the Merton Priory chapter house.


Bookings: Tel. 020 8545 3239 or email


Thursday 8 August, 12 – 12.30 at Merton Heritage Centre

Lunchtime learning session : Mitcham Fair

A bitesize introduction to aspects pf local heritage and the chance to view objects and documents from the Heritage collection.


Saturday 10 August, 2 – 4pm at Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library.

Heritage Skills Workshop: Photography hints and tips.

Guidance on cameras, local clubs, photographic styles and how to take the perfect picture.



Tuesday 13 August, 10.30 – 12 noon at Wimbledon Library

The Story of Wimbledon Theatre.


Saturday 17 August, 2.30 – 3.30 at Mitcham Library

Old Mitcham: Photographs from the Tom Francis collection


Tuesday 20 August, 10.30 – 12 noon at West Barnes Library

Croydon Airport: From 1939 onwards.


Friday 23 August, 2.30 – 3.30 at Raynes Park Library

A Farmer’s Life: The Story of the Rayne Family


Saturday 24 August, 2.30 – 3.30 at Colliers Wood Library

Discover Colliers Wood: An A-Z of local heritage.

For info on any of these events, please contact Merton Heritage Centre Tel. 020 8545 3239 or email:

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