Merton Heritage Day Will Raise Awareness Of Local History

Annual event will follow Covid regulations to offer you an enjoyable day

Wmbledon Broadway in 1910

The Broadway in Wimbledon in 1910

The annual Merton Heritage Discovery Day takes place tomorrow (September 26), aiming to raise awareness of Merton’s diverse heritage and the work of local museums, historical societies, community and environmental groups.


Normally the largest event in the Merton Heritage Calendar, the annual Discovery Day is a showcase for the borough’s rich and colourful past. Last year’s event featured 30 different organisations and attracted well over 2000 people in four hours.


This year’s event has to adopt a slightly different format but between 10am and 4.00pm you can still enjoy a range of outdoor and online activities and displays.


The programme includes:


10am - 4pm: Mitcham Camera Club photographic display, Second floor - Morden Library


10.30am - 12.30pm: John Innes Society local History display and information stall, The Coach House, Melrose Road, Merton Park


10am - 4pm: Merton Park Photographic heritage trail. See how this area looked in years gone by - display cards will be on show at various locations around the streets of Merton Park ward.


In addition to these activities, the Heritage Service will also be launching a special Discovery Day page on the Merton Memories website at

This will feature online displays, archive film, useful websites, research tips, spotter guides, puzzles and child-friendly heritage resources linked to all the districts of Merton.

September 25, 2020