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.

New lights for Wimbledon War Memorial

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:05pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Wimbledon Village War Memorial has been maintained in good order for over two years by local volunteers in association with the Wimbledon Society. This month to mark the centenary of World War One, a special ceremony was held as new lighting was added to the site.

Chester House - the full story

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:39pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

"Chester House, Wimbledon - Atmosphere of a Past Age" tells the fascinating full story of Wimbledon's third oldest building. Newly published, copies are available from the Museum of Wimbledon at 22 Ridgway, SW19. Open every weekend from 2.30pm to 5pm.

What really caused the birth of Wimbledon town?

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Local historian Kirk Bannister, 31, has won first prize in the new biennial competition, the Richard Milward Memorial Prize for Local History.

The thimble that saved thousands of servicemen

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon SocietyIn the final part of our series looking at Wimbledon's role in the First World War, we remember how a Wimbledon woman's simple idea quickly captured hearts and minds across the world.

The Specials who kept calm and carried on regardless

Wimbledon Guardian:

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.

The "Terriers" of Wimbledon fought for the British Empire

Wimbledon Guardian:

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.

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