Carved In Stone Events Will Reveal More About Wartime Merton

Walk and talk will inform you about the First World War

Two events taking place as part of the Carved in Stone project ​will reveal more about Merton during the First World War. Details are below:

Merton at War: A Guided Walk

Saturday 7 November 2015, 10.30am - 12.30pm.

To mark the release of the Merton at War Heritage Trail, members of the Carved in Stone project team will be leading a guided walk around the Merton and Morden area. This will highlight local places of interest associated with the 1914-18 war, from hospitals and wartime industry, to the role of women, Merton V.C.s and wartime propaganda.

The walk is approximately 3.5 miles in length. This is a free event but spaces are limited, so book to avoid disappointment.

The walk will start from outside Colliers Wood Underground Station and will finish at the National Trust property, Morden Hall Park, with a refreshment break on route.

Book your place: Tel- 020 8545 4038 or Email-

A Time to Remember

Saturday 7 November 2015, 2.30pm - 4pm, 2nd floor - Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre.

As part of the annual Remembrance commemorations, Merton's Heritage Officer will be giving a talk featuring extracts from the wartime reminiscences of local people. This will cover both World Wars and admission is free.

A number of small displays will also be on show including images of the Home Front and famous wartime associations from this area.

For more information: Tel. 020 8545 3239 / 4038

  • The Carved in Stone project aims to uncover the life stories of people commemorated on war memorials and gravestones across the borough, as well as details of life on the Home Front including the role of local women, the experiences of war refugees and the vital work of Merton hospitals, charities and industries. 

October 29, 2015