Special Events

Special Essay

Richard Milward History Challenge 2016.

The Richard Milward Local History Prize was awarded by the Wimbledon Society in December 2016. The prize commemorates the work of Wimbledon’s notable historian Richard Milward (1924-2006).

The Society was encouraged by the interest in the first competition held in 2014 won by Kirk Bannister and Glenys Taylor.  The 2016 winners are Ann Bremner and Alice Fookes. Many fascinating new facts were brought to light by our essayists, even those did not make the final cut.  We hope that their participation will embolden others with an interest in the past to uncover and research new topics or bring new insights to familiar subjects.