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.
7:00am Friday 17th May 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: This week marks the 241st birthday of Colonel Sir William Congreve of No.1 The Green, Wimbledon Village – inventor of the rockets referred to in the national anthem of the United States.
7:30am Friday 10th May 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Exactly 100 years ago a rustic octagonal bandstand with a thatched roof was built in the centre of Wimbledon’s recently created South Park Gardens.
7:55am Friday 3rd May 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: The philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell was a household name in Britain as a standard bearer for nuclear disarmament. But he also made history in Wimbledon on behalf of a very different cause.
8:00am Friday 26th April 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Britain’s most influential political and economic journalist was sitting in a big house on Westside, Wimbledon Common, with many of his writings on the banks ringing true today...
7:30am Friday 12th April 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: One of Britain’s most famous campaigners for women’s social reform lived opposite Wimbledon Common at No 8 North View.
8:00am Friday 5th April 2013
Heritage by The Wimbledon Society One of the oldest pubs in the village was frequented by Algernon Swinburne, who outraged Victorian society with writings in support of masochism, flagellation, homosexuality, and paganism.