Poppy symbols have been placed around town centres in Merton today to mark the centenary of Britain joining the First World War.
Here is just a small sample of shrapnel you can still find in the Somme area of France today. The photograph shows shrapnel balls from exploded shells, buttons and webbing clips […]
Michael Morpurgo’s moving tale War Horse has highlighted the plight of the horses on the battlefield. Our Singlegate “old boy” William H Barret rode his horse, Jim, throughout the war. At […]
Singlegate School pupil William H Barrett (born c. 1899) Lived: Birdhurst Road, Colliers Wood Trumpeter It’s always shocking how young so many of the boys and men were who signed […]
Local resident Diane Holmes has lived in Colliers Wood for 15 years. As with many people, she and her husband share a fascination in World War I and the impact […]
At the start of the First World War life for the majority of British women revolved around the home, with many others working as domestic servants. This would change dramatically […]
When German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm made a state visit to Wimbledon in 1891, crowds four deep lined the streets to watch the spectacle. A few years later his hostile action […]
Merton Council is organising a special commemorative event at Morden Park bandstand on Saturday 2 August to mark the centenary of Britain joining the First World War.
Merton Council is calling on residents to come forward with ideas for local heritage projects in the Cricket Green and the Canons area of the borough. The deadline for views […]
Cubs from the 5th Morden Scout Group sowed poppy seeds on Cannon Hill Common last week as part of the World War I commemorations in Merton.