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Wimbledon Society Events:

All the events listed are subject to change so do pop back regularly to check dates and times.

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Wimbledon Diary: March to June 2024:

The Society’s Diary provides members with an easy reference list of events in the Wimbledon area. Details are believed to be correct, but can change and should be checked.

THE WIMBLEDON DIARY

TALKS

 

Online ZOOM talks: A ZOOM link will be sent to all members closer to the date of the talk. Don’t worry if you cannot come at the date and time shown – most events will be recorded and available in Past Talks Videos after the event.

‘Artists, Antiquaries and Collectors’ – by Julian Pooley from the Surrey Records Office

At Emmanuel Church, Ridgway, SW19 4QN

Thursday 5th  September at 7pm

(details to follow)

‘Summerstown 182’  – a ZOOM online talk by Geoff Simmons

Thursday 14th November at 7pm

Geoff Simmons runs a community history project in south west London called Summerstown182. This involves Guided Walks and Talks in the Wandsworth area, working with schools and putting up plaques. Over the last ten years a trail of these have emerged along the Wandle Valley, shining a light on some of the lesser-known history in this area. They range from the youngest soldier to serve Britain in the First World War to a ground-breaking acknowledgment of Romany Gypsy and Traveller heritage in Wandsworth and one celebrating the contribution of migrants on Tooting Market.

WALKS

A Guided Walk Hampton Court to Kingston, via Bushy Park

Wednesday 12 June at 10:15am

 

A gentle 3 mile walk through lovely Bushy Park, past several ponds, and through Millennium Wood. Plenty of wildlife to spot along the way, led by Ann Cantrell

(c) Ojw Wikipedia

Meet at Hampton Court Station at 10:15am

Wimbledon Society Members £5.  Places are limited

To book a place please contact gillian.darlington@wimbledonsociety.org.uk or WhatsApp or call 07817 419431

VISITS

Tour of the House of Commons

Monday 17th June at 10:30am

(c) Marcin Nowak

A 75-minute tour of the House of Commons explaining the work of the UK Parliament and its relevance today.  The tour will highlight some of the dramatic moments in the history of the Palace of Westminster and will explain how the areas we visit are used.

NB – if an election is called before the tour, the tour will be cancelled.

Cost £5.  Numbers are strictly limited.

To book a place please contact: gillian.darlington@wimbledonsociety.org.uk or WhatsApp or call 07817 419431

 

The London Canal Museum

Thursday 27th June at 11:00am

(c) London Canal Museum

A guided visit to the Canal Museum including a 45-minute presentation on Carlo Gatti and the London Ice Trade. You can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London’s canals and how they came to be built, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Peer down into the unique heritage of a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat to be stored. This unique waterways museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker.

Meeting Place: London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT, the closest tube station is Kings Cross.

Wimbledon Society Members £14. Non-Members £16, to include coffee/tea and biscuits

To book, please contact gillian.darlington@wimbledonsociety.org.uk or Whats App or call on 07817 41943

Tour of King’s Cross Area

Thursday 12th September at 11:00am

(c) Andrei Ianovskii

The area around King’s Cross station in the last few years has changed dramatically – from an industrial, almost no-go area after dark to being the open and welcoming area that is now home to Google, Central St Martin’s, The Francis Crick Institute and numerous bars, cafes and shops. The tour starts with an overview covering the past, present and future of the area using an architectural model in the Visitor Centre and then we get out and about to discover the north part of the area looking at some of the spaces and buildings previously talked about.

The tour lasts about an hour and a half to two hours.

Meeting Place: King’s Cross station

Wimbledon Society Members £5

To book, please contact gillian.darlington@wimbledonsociety.org.uk or Whats App or call on 07817 41943

Surrey History Centre Visit

Friday 8th November 2pm to 4pm

(c) Surrey History Centre

A Behind the Scenes tour of the Surrey History Centre in Woking with one of the curators looking at its work rescuing, cleaning, and conserving Surrey’s, and Wimbledon’s history.  The Archive has six miles of shelving and thousands of manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages.  The tour lasts about 90 minutes with time in the public search room afterwards looking at some of the documents relating specifically to Wimbledon.

If there are documents or items you are particularly interested in seeing let Gillian know when booking and she’ll pass on your request to SHC.

Wimbledon Society Members £10

To book, please contact gillian.darlington@wimbledonsociety.org.uk or Whats App or call on 07817 41943

Other Events:

Please check with the organisers’ website or other contact details to confirm details and timings

WIMBLEDON WINDMILL MUSEUM

The Wimbledon Windmill Museum  is open

WALK AND TALK

Local Weekly Walks every Saturday at 10:30am

This is a chance for all generations to take a stroll, chat, meet friends and neighbours, make new friends and help each other. From older adults to young children, from buggies to beagles – everybody can join in.

Wimbledon Village and the Common

The walks will leave at 10.30am on Saturdays from the Village War Memorial. No booking or reservations are needed – you can just turn up and you will get a warm welcome!

 

There are other walks local to Wimbledon and Merton (see below). No booking or reservations are needed – you can just turn up and you will get a warm welcome!

 

Here are our current locations: https://www.walkandtalkmovement.org/locations

Here are just a few – happy and healthy – Walk and Talk Merton numbers:

  • 3,500+ participants…
  • 650+ regular walkers and talkers…
  • More than 150 walk and talks…
  • More than 10,000km walked together..

For more information:
Website: https://wewalkandtalk.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wimbledoncommonvillagewalkandtalk

Volunteers needed:
And if you would like to volunteer contact us at: info@thewalkandtalkmovement.org

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