About the Society

The Society’s logo is the 12th-century arch found at Abbey House in 1914 and re-erected at St Mary’s churchyard in 1935

The Society is concerned with the history of the London Borough of Merton, England. It undertakes research and publishes books and booklets on the history of Merton, Mitcham and Morden. Founded in 1951 as the Merton & Morden Historical Society, it has always had a respected reputation for its publications.

Membership at present costs £12 a year (£5 for full-time students). Members receive the Society’s quarterly Bulletin, and are entitled to 20% discount on the Society’s publications.

The Society organises monthly lectures and talks of local historical interest during the winter months and arranges visits and local historical guided walks during the summer.

It also runs regular Workshop sessions to share current research.

Meetings are informal and do not pre-suppose a special knowledge of history, local or national.

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