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Merton Heritage Discovery Day 2017

Whether you are new to Merton, interested in local history, want to develop new skills, or are simply looking for a day out with a difference - the Merton Heritage Discovery Day has something for everyone.

First staged in 2014, this popular annual showcase for the borough's rich and varied history, has gone from strength to strength. The 2016 Discovery Day attracted over 1000 visitors in just four hours and this year's event promises to be even bigger.

The Discovery Day will take place at Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre on Saturday 13 May, from 12.30 to 4.30pm. 

The 2017 programme will feature photographic displays, archive film, I T taster sessions and children’s activities including archaeology, block printing and even tambourine music.

Full details of the Discovery Day programme can be found on the Discovery Day programme

Local history talks and workshops will cover topics from Merton Priory and the River Wandle, to Black history, Mitcham Cricket Green, famous Wimbledonians and the St. Helier Estate.

Visitors can also tour the Heritage marketplace which hosts stalls from the borough’s many museums, local history societies, genealogists and community groups.

Admission to the Discovery Day is FREE .

For more information, contact Merton Heritage Centre : Tel. 020 8545 3239 or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk.

 

Discovery Day poster 2017

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