The Society‘s role is to preserve and enhance Wimbledon‘s amenities and to widen awareness of the attractive area in which we live. The annual programme of activities, rich in variety, provides many opportunities for learning about the town and meeting fellow residents. In March each year, members will receive a Diary of the Activities on their annual membership card and they will be kept updated through the newsletter.

The Local History Group of the Society plays a prominent part in exploring the fascinating historical background of our area. It meets at the Museum on the first Friday of each month (except August and also April if it is Good Friday), providing the ideal opportunity to discover more about your house or neighbourhood.

Our free lectures are very popular. Given by specialist speakers, the talks cover a wide range of topics of local, historical or scientific interest.

During the summer months, conducted walks take place in the Village area and around the Common. A leisurely stroll in attractive surroundings, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, makes for a pleasant experience. Suitable for all age groups, the walks are popular with families and, in particular, with newcomers to the area.

An interesting part of our varied programme consists of a number of annual coach trips to places of interest. We have visited grand buildings and gardens, historic towns and art galleries. We also make shorter excursions to London and Surrey by public transport.

On occasion, the Society organises a Special Event. This can take the form of a ticketed function for a book launch or an important lecture. In recent years, we have hosted the launches of books by Gillian Darley, Simon Jenkins and William Hague.

For more information on various activities, click on the relevant link above.


The Society‘s 115th AGM will be held on 11th May 2019 at the Lower Hall, Sacred Heart, Edge Hill.