Morden digital classics
A volume on The Registers of Morden, Surrey, 1634-1812 by F Clayton, published in 1901, is available from Internet Archive. It includes transcripts of inscriptions inside the church and in the churchyard, together with a brief historical introduction (though his attribution of the gift of the manor of Morden to Westminster Abbey by Prince Ethelstan is mistaken – the gift was to St Peter’s Winchester and the estate was Steeple Morden in Cambridgeshire).
In the 1950s and 1960s the Morden Parish Magazine often included articles on an event in the parish’s history, often under the title ‘Old Morden’, and we have scanned and added copies of these from our collections, courtesy of the current Rector and Churchwardens.
These are of particular interest when they record the memories of what was then the recent past. However, it must be remembered that not everything recorded at this period has stood the test of time, as research has continued and old assertions have required modification. This is especially true for events in the distant past which were wrongly attributed to our locality or to the wrong year.
‘Old Morden’ articles in Morden Parish Magazine in the 1950s
‘Old Morden’ articles in Morden Parish Magazine in the 1960s
More ‘Old Morden’ articles in Morden Parish Magazine in the 1950s and 1960s