Wimbledon Society Talks, Walks and Visits:

Although we are not quite out of the woods yet and things may yet change the Society has re-introduced plans for a wide range of activities, including lectures and walks curated by local experts and visits to historic houses and gardens. We also put together a comprehensive events diary for activities planned by a wide range of local groups.

All our events are planned to take into account current government guidance but as we all know these can change quite quickly so the events listed are subject to change.

Because of restricted places many of our most popular events are open to members only.  We’d love to have you as a member just click the JOIN tab above and help us protect Wimbledon, run our fantastic new Museum and then join us on our exclusive events.

TALKS:

New talks are being planned, check back here for updates. Don’t forget a selection of our past talks are available HERE

 

 

 

For online ZOOM talks 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.

 

WALKS:

Currently planning our next WALKS!

 

 

TOWN VISITS: (For our members only)

New tours coming soon!

 

 

OTHER EVENTS AND PLACES TO VISIT:

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

Merton Heritage Discovery Day

Morden Library

Saturday 20th August, 11:00 to 4:30pm

This year’s event promises even more attractions, with displays about wartime Motspur Park, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the history of Morden and photographs from Mitcham Camera Club.

The Walk & Talk Movement will be leading a special guided walk around Morden and you can follow the Merton Park heritage trail, to discover more about the district’s history and stylish architecture.

Our talks programme will cover everything from the exquisite Jamdani Sari and Traveller Heritage, to Victorian Mitcham and Wimbledon Commoners – followed by a book signing by author Nick Manning. There will also be the opportunity to watch a screening of “Walking Down the Haydons Road,” a heart-warming new film charting the unique story of AFC Wimbledon through the memories of fans, players and Club staff.

Football fans will have the opportunity to meet veteran players from Wimbledon Football Club, or take a selfie with club mascots Haydon and Wandle Womble. Erik Samuelson, Gary Jordan and Stephen Crabtree will also be signing copies of their respective football books.

Younger visitors can join our penalty shoot-out, try out some historic costume, make a special Arts & Crafts rosette brooch, or win a prize in our heritage colouring competition.

There will also be a fantastic array of stalls from Merton museums, historic sites, artists, sports, heritage and community groups.

Merton Heritage Day details and timings

Seniors “Holiday At Home”

Dundonald Church, Kingston Road

Tuesday 23rd-Friday 26th August – 10.30am-3.30pm

Some of the activities will be language beginner classes Spanish, Greek and sign language. Along with card making, Disney drawing workshop, singing classes and opportunity to perform, embroidery, pebble art, water colour painting, prayer lessons, card making. We will have colouring in crosswords and other activities running simultaneously as well as guided talks.

One of our team will be sharing their experience working for the British transport museum and has some memorabilia to show everyone and there will be a chance to meet a working guide dog ask questions about blindness and even try to navigate a simple course blindfolded to experience it.

There will be many delicious treats and a tasty lunch all homemade with love 🙂

Everybody is invited but the event is aimed at seniors.

For more information and updates please visit:     dundonald.org/holiday-at-home.

 

Windmill Museum

The Wimbledon Windmill Museum is now open!

After more than two years the Wimbledon Windmill Museum finally re-opened its doors on Saturday 2nd April at 2pm. The volunteer team welcomed back visitors of all ages. The Museum will be open for the season until October – Saturdays 2pm to 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am to 5pm. Come along and support this iconic community hub with its unique exhibition around the Windmill’s compelling story. As usual, admission is free.

 

Wimbledon Diary: June to September 2022

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.

Click Here For The Wimbledon Diary

Please come back to this page regularly to find out about further new and re-arranged events and activities.

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