The Bill Rudd Collection

The late William J Rudd spent 50 years exploring the history of Morden, and captured on film the changing face of the area over those decades. The Society is delighted to be able to hold this important collection, though it is still facing up to the challenge of sorting, scanning and cataloguing it (offers of help welcome!).

Meanwhile, a taster of the range of his Morden photos is given in the slider at the top of this page. A few photos from forays over the parish boundary are displayed on a Merton page.

We also hold his substantial collection of photographs taken as part of his Abbey Roads project, to visit and photograph all the former monastic sites whose names were appropriated for the roads of the St Helier Estate in Morden and Carshalton. All the photographs have been scanned and are accessible from this website.

His account of the project has been published by the Society as Abbey Roads: a modern pilgrimage. It is generously illustrated with a good selection of his photographs.

The Society is looking for a more appropriate home for the five boxfiles of photos and ephemera relating to this project.