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Secret Wimbledon and Southfields: Who was Peter Walley? - Ruth Mansergh

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 3pm

Ruth Mansergh, an author who has had nine books published, will reveal all in her talk.

She will be reflecting on the less salubrious side of local life over the centuries. Criminals were attracted by opportunities offered by the environs of the Common. It appealed as a hunting ground for highwaymen. It provided a useful location for illegal duels. More recently, there have, unfortunately, been other disturbing incidents. Literature created the Wimbledon Poisoner, whilst reality produced the Wimbledon burglar.

Ruth explores how miscreants were dealt with in the interests of maintaining law and order.

The talk will be presented via a ZOOM webinar. Access details will be sent to members via email.

A video recording of the talk will be made available after the event in PAST TALKS