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.

Artists gather to celebrate life and work of William Morris

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:10am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Poets, speakers and singers came together at the site of Morris & Co's former textiles factory on the anniversary of his 181st birthday.

Farewell to the Editor

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:06pm Sunday 15th February 2015

Wimbledon Society Newsletter Editor Tony Matthews has resigned after six years, primarily for family reasons. In that time he transformed the quarterly publication but also provided the Wimbledon Guardian's regular Heritage series, wrote and designed books, gave talks, created an oral history library and an online archive of Newsletters dating back over 50 years - among other activities.

Last Ever Meeting of the Lit Sci after 123 years.

10:30am Monday 8th December 2014

The last ever meeting of the highly exclusive Wimbledon Literary and Scientific Society has just been taken place, ending a proud tradition dating back no less than 123 years.

New image for the Wimbledon Society

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:16pm Thursday 27th November 2014

The Wimbledon Society has a new image as it moves ahead in its second century. A brand new leaflet is now available explaining its essential role as the leading body aiming to protect Wimbledon's heritage and encourage awareness among the town's residents, businesses and visitors.

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.

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