Heritage showcase hits town

Merton’s heritage showcase brings local history to life at Morden Baptist Church on Friday 20 May.

The afternoon event is a perfect opportunity for local heritage enthusiasts, researchers or for anyone interested in local history to enjoy learning about Merton’s past.

Merton has many claims to fame. Once home to Lord Nelson, this borough can also boast a Medieval Priory shortlisted for World Heritage Status, reportedly the oldest cricket green in the world in Mitcham, industrial links to Liberty and William Morris, and the renowned All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon. There are many local services and organisations dedicated to preserving the prominent history of the borough, many of which will be at the Merton Heritage Showcase to allow residents to discover more about their work.

A fascinating series of talks will take place throughout the afternoon, which will also reveal more about the borough’s past and the Merton heritage experience. From 12pm to 4pm there will also be stalls and displays from Merton Heritage Centre, Wimbledon Museum, Merton Conservation Service, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cricket Green School to name but a few. With guest speakers and special presentations on the attractions in the borough, it makes an interesting and exciting free family day out.

Cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Martin Whelton said “Merton has a rich heritage and this showcase is a great way for residents of all ages to learn more about the history of Merton. In this borough we are proud of our past and work hard to ensure that it is remembered, and to protect our heritage.”

For more information visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/library-events or call 020 8545 4625.


Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Assistant
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654