THE LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON was formed in 1965.
It incorporates four ancient Surrey parishes:-
MERTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY limits itself to the history of Merton, Mitcham and Morden, except where properties extended across parish boundaries.
THE WIMBLEDON SOCIETY, formed in 1904 as the John Evelyn Society, has interested itself in the history of Wimbledon for many years, building up an expertise not to be rivalled. Merton Historical Society is happy to leave Wimbledon’s history in such safe hands.
It also runs the Wimbledon Society Museum of Local History at 22 Ridgway, Wimbledon, London SW19 4QN, open Saturday & Sunday 14.30-17.00. Admission free.
A special attraction is ‘Pictures from the Past’, a database of digitised images of the 2500 photographs, 500 postcards and 500 prints, drawings and watercolours, not just of Wimbledon but of other scenes in our locality.
Visit their website at: www.wimbledonmuseum.org.uk
EXPLORE LARGE-SCALE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS OF OUR AREA
dating from the 1860s to the1940s at the National Library of Scotland website.
A range of viewing options are available, including Side by Side – a scrollable and zoomable display of the 1890s-1920s series alongside modern satellite images or road maps.