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.
5:30am Friday 6th December 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Back in 1907, support for the poorest in the community largely depended on various charities throughout the country and no single organisation existed to distribute grants to the needy.
5:30am Friday 29th November 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: This fascinating show reveals both how much and how little the Village, town centre and other areas have altered.
5:30am Friday 22nd November 2013
Heritage by the Wimbledon Society: Sir Rodric Braithwaite, a former British Ambassador to Russia, will tell a story of invasion, treachery and a hopelessly doomed foreign policy in far away Afghanistan.
6:00am Friday 8th November 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Romany communities in much of Europe have been in the news lately but Gypsies were once a regular part of the scene in Wimbledon and surrounding districts.
5:30am Friday 25th October 2013
Forty years ago, one of the BBC’s most respected foreign correspondents, Wimbledon-born Anthony Lawrence, retired from his post in Hong Kong after a prestigious career reporting on upheavals in China under Mao Tse Tung and America’s disastrous Vietnam War.
11:28am Friday 11th October 2013
It is just over a year since one of the most important relics of daily life in historic Wimbledon was given due recognition. Yet it is probably passed unnoticed by the vast majority of visitors to the Common.