Discover Merton’s heritage this Heritage Discovery Day

Merton Council is hosting a Heritage Discovery Day 2016 this Saturday (28 May) to showcase the borough’s rich history and launch its brand new Carved in Stone website, which is all about Merton in World War I.

Local youngsters enjoying fun and games at Morden Park fete, June 1954

Local youngsters enjoying fun and games at Morden Park fete, June 1954

The programme for the day runs from 12.30pm until 4.30pm and will packed with fascinating talks on conservation and historical figures in the borough. There will also be a talk on the Mitcham Military Tribunals held during the war. The day will feature an exhibition about the St Helier estate too. Children will be able to take part in a mini excavation, have a go at stained glass colouring and have the opportunity to dress up in historical costumes.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Nick Draper said: “Our borough has such a wealth of history and coming to our Heritage Discovery Day is the perfect way to find out all about Merton’s past. Our excellent Heritage officers and our army of brilliant volunteers have created a fascinating window into the lives of residents a hundred years ago, and I would encourage every resident today to come along and find out how they lived and died.”

The programme for the day is on the council website

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