Medieval Morden: The Manorial Economy

Peter Hopkins began his studies of Medieval Morden more than 20 years ago, by copying, transcribing and translating any and every medieval record relating to Morden that he could find.

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The Life of Guy of Merton


The first parallel edition and translation of the contemporary account of the life of Guy of Merton, one of the earliest canons of Merton and later founding prior of first Taunton and then Bodmin, together with an introductory essay.

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops

One of Bill’s major projects was to photograph the changes in Morden’s shopping centre, and some slideshows of these photographs have been put together to enable comparison over nearly four decades. These have been divided up into the following sections:

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Merton Heritage Service events


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Bill Rudd Collection: St Helier Estate

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: Abbotsbury Road (even numbers)

A sequence of three photographs from October 1978 show the full range of shops from no.30 to no.2 with Galmar Sports on the corner with its entrance as no.7 London Road. Unfortunately, over-exposure makes the names of nos.2-6 unreadable.

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Abbotsbury Road (odd numbers)

A sequence from the 1970s starts with a photograph taken from the roof of Woolworths and another from the Co-op roof:

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: London Road 102-106, 81-117 & Morden Court Parade

There is only one sequence for Nos 102-116, the parade backing onto the Crown House (now Civic Centre) complex, with three photographs from 1995:

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: Crown Lane

A sequence from the 1970s covers Nos.34-18:

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: Aberconway Road

There are only three photographs showing 46-38 Aberconway Road, from October 1978, August 1983 and July 1998, plus one photograph of Iceland from September 1995.

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: London Road 11-63 (odd numbers)

A sequence from 1971 includes a shot taken from the roof of the Co-op:

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Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: London Road 2-86 (even numbers)

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Wandle Industrial Museum events

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1. Local history in lockdown

Many museums, archives and local societies are being very creative in their offerings. Click here to read more.

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If you can’t make sterling payments

We have an arrangement with Di And Saul Books for customers who cannot make sterling payments

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