Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon Guardian heritage section with the Wimbledon Society

Established in 1903, The Wimbledon Society is a registered charity which aims to enhance and protect the amenities of Wimbledon for present and future generations. Its priorities are to preserve, protect and improve features of historical interest as well as local natural beauty, wildlife, woods and open spaces, and to promote high standards of planning and architecture throughout the area.

It is now working with the Wimbledon Guardian to ensure that you, the readers, can share the fascinating discoveries that continue to emerge about our local heritage.

For more information visit www.wimbledonsociety.org.uk and www.wimbledonmuseum.org.uk.

Wimbledon - The Early Home of Stars

Wimbledon Guardian: Kate O’Mara (1939-2014)

5:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Kate O’Mara and her younger sister, the actress Belinda Carroll, both lived in Wimbledon during their earlier lives although not as children.

Revealed - The truth about Southside House and Major Malcolm Munthe

Wimbledon Guardian: Major Malcolm Munthe in uniform

5:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: The truth about Major Munthe and the house has now emerged once and for all - every bit as exciting as all the old myths about the place he told during his lifetime.

Wimbledon heritage guru recognised with gallery and exhibition

Wimbledon Guardian: Norman Plastow

12:04pm Monday 10th March 2014

A prominent heritage conservationist has been honoured with a gallery he designed renamed after him.

Behold the Norman Plastow gallery in Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Guardian: Behold the Norman Plastow gallery in Wimbledon Village

10:05am Friday 28th February 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Norman Plastow, probably Wimbledon’s most prominent heritage conservationist, is to be honoured by a change of identity for the new art exhibition gallery in Wimbledon Village.

The mystery of Gertrude Jekyll's last Wimbledon garden

Wimbledon Guardian: Gertrude Jekyll, giant of garden design

5:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Exactly a century ago in February 1914, Britain’s best known garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, was commissioned to create a big garden for a new house in Marryat Road.

Memories of Jack the Trace-Horse

Wimbledon Guardian: Jack the trace-horse helps a much smaller  animal bear its heavy load

7:43am Friday 7th February 2014

Heritage by the Wimbledon Society: The site of what is now Stone Lion veterinary hospital operated as the village blacksmith’s from Tudor times right up to World War 2 and the first local vet arrived around 1840.

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