For your diary 

Autumn Plant & Produce Sale
10:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, 1 October
in The Coach House, Melrose Road

Heritage Discovery Day 2022
Explore Merton’s fascinating history

Morden Library, 20 August, 10.30 – 4.30. ADMISSION FREE
Morden Walk & Talk: Meet in the picnic area near the stable block at Morden Hall Park
10.30 – 11.30: Informal walk in the Morden area, ending at the Discovery Day event, Civic Centre

 

Merton Park Heritage Trail. Discover what this area looked like in previous decades. Our display
cards will be on show at various locations around the local streets.

 

Merton Civic Centre Forecourt & Foyer: Meet the Wombles
Your chance to meet Wandle and Haydon, club mascots for Wimbledon FC and AFC Wimbledon
ALL LIBRARY FLOORS & MEZZANINE:
11.00 – 4.30: Stalls from heritage, sports, arts and community groups.
The Merton Heritage Quiz ( question panels on all floors)
Civic Centre foyer: Stalls & Displays (Wimbledon in Sporting History/ Dons Local Action Group)
1.00 – 4.00 Book signings by Erik Samuelson and Gary Jordan.
A unique chance for a selfie with veteran players of Wimbledon F C
Morden Library: Ground floor: (Pre-booking needed for Made in Merton activity)
1.30 – 3.30: Craft & children’s activities: Heritage hunt, colouring competition & costumes.
Adults & children (12yrs+) can to design and make their own rosette brooch, whilst
also learning about the Untold Stories project. ( Made in Merton. )
First Floor:
11.00 – 4.30: Displays: Airship Over Motspur Park and The History of West Barnes Library
(Friends of West Barnes Library.)
The Story of the Jamdani Sari (The Muslin Trust)
Merton Council Chamber (Accessed via foyer stairs or Library 1st floor):
Local History Talks, films and book signings:
11.30 – 12.00: Old Mitcham: A Child’s eye view of Mitcham in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
(Sarah Gould, Merton Heritage Service)
12.15 – 12.45: The Story of the Jamdani Sari. (Film screening/talk by the Muslin Trust)
1.00 – 2.00: Wimbledon Commoners. (Talk & book signing by author, Nick Manning)
2.15 – 2.45: The People of Wardley Street. (Geoff Simmons, Summerstown 182)
3.00 – 4.30: Walking Down the Haydons Road (Film screening about Wimbledon FC and the
origins of AFC Wimbledon, followed by Q & A with the film makers/contributors)

 

Please note: The main event, stalls, children's crafts
and displays are open to all - however our talks, films
and football photo opportunities must be pre-booked.
Bookings: Tel. 020 8545 3239/ 4040 or visit
www.mertonlibraries.eventbrite.co.uk
Second Floor:
Exhibitions:
• Mitcham Camera Club Photographic Display
• The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Church Road

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Regular Activites

Several events and activities are open to members only: a gardening group, a bridge club and bridge tuition, wine tasting and social gatherings.  Advance notice of events is published in the Society’s Newsletter.

Bridge is played weekly in the Coach House, Melrose Road on Monday evenings. Table money is £2 per person including beverages. Start time 7-30pm.

Bridge for beginners and improving players is played on Thursday evenings at the same time.Please contact M Forbes for details. mj535@btinternet.com 0208 542 8314.

Coffee and social mornings are at 11am to 1pm and are held at the Coach House on Melrose Road.  They are held on the second Wednesday of each month.  

Friends of the John Innes Park Gardening Group meetings are on the second Friday of the month. We meet at 9am by the mulberry tree in John Innes Park.