Merton Historical Society has published a number of recollections by local residents in our series of Local History Notes.
Most of these are by Mitcham residents with memories ranging from the 1920s to the 1960s, though there are a few relating to Merton and to Morden. We even have reminiscences from the 18th and early 19th centuries,
We would particularly welcome reminiscences of local commercial and industrial activities.
2 Share your Memories
If you would like to share your own memories of the area in bygone days, please leave a message in the box below:
3 Memories of Morden Between the Wars: a ‘Chat Show’ held in September 2012
In September 2012 the Society organised a ‘Chat Show’ hosted by Peter Hopkins with guests who grew up in Morden in the 1930s and whose families lived in Morden before suburban development in the area. Audio clips and photographs can be accessed from the links on this page. The audio clips have been rearranged by topic, and include some of the questions and comments from the audience at the end of the meeting.
4 A Century of Change
In March 2017 Peter Hopkins was asked to create an exhibition on A Century of Change in Lower Morden and Cannon Hill, for an Open Day celebrating the 60th anniversary of St Martin’s Church, Camborne Road, Morden.
5 The War Generation project
Dan Snow wants your help – and your memories!
The War Generation
This generation is so important. The second world war was an incredible and destructive war – every man woman and child was involved in that conflict. We need a record of these guys before it’s too late. Once they’ve gone that’s it, their memories will have gone with them. Help us capture their stories.