Tony Matthews edited the Wimbledon Society Newsletter from 2009 to 2015. A professional journalist since the mid 1970s, he matched this with PR activity on the Society’s behalf using both print and digital media as well as creating an oral history archive for the Society. From 2011, he supplied Heritage articles regularly to the Wimbledon Guardian newspaper online, all of which are included in this book. His other books on local history in this area include Cannizaro Beyond the Gates and Chester House. He also edited Dr Elspeth Veale’s scholarly Wimbledon’s Belvedere Estate. Since 2015 he has edited the Leatherhead District Local History Society Newsletter and a number of other books.
We are very grateful to Tony Matthews for allowing us to feature his new exciting, updated book, Heritage Tales. The book is free of charge to read but we would welcome a donation to help us with the costs of running the Wimbledon Society. The suggested donation is £5 (you don’t need a PayPal account)