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.
5:00am Friday 25th July 2014
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: In the third part of our World War 1 centenary series, we remember the volunteers to helped the ordinary police maintain order in Wimbledon following the start of the war.
5:00am Friday 18th July 2014
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: When World War One started on 4 August 1914 Wimbledon’s own battalion of army reservists - the 5th Battalion East Surrey Regiment - was way below strength.
5:00am Friday 11th July 2014
Heritage by the Wimbledon Society: In the second part of our five part series marking 100 years since the Great WAr, we look at how two Wimbledon residents launched a support initiative to help Belgian refugees that was to inspire similar actions throughout the country.
9:14am Friday 4th July 2014
Heritage by the Wimbledon Society: Wimbledon became a major recruiting centre for the Army. At that stage there was no compulsory call-up - simply a seemingly endless line of volunteers eager to do their bit.
4:30am Friday 13th June 2014
Britain’s greatest naval hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, was undoubtedly Merton’s most famous resident in his last years, living with Lady Hamilton at Merton Place near the site of today’s South Wimbledon tube station.
5:00am Friday 23rd May 2014
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Thomas Devas and two friends named Holroyd and Oliphant founded one of Wimbledon’s first ever sports clubs in order to stage cricket matches.