History Pages and Activities.

During the current pandemic, it may be necessary for people to self isolate, or to stay at home more in order to support our amazing NHS.

Merton’s Heritage Service is keen to give you opportunities to have fun during this difficult time, the chance to share your stories and to learn more about our borough’s colourful past. Staff are producing a range of resources to keep you entertained.

History Pages

Click on the links below to access our growing range of history pages, test your knowledge and find out more.

D Day landings

 D Day 80

Battle of Britain pilots

Battle of Britain

VE Day Party

Home Front & VE Day Resources

Burma Railway

War in the Far East & VJ Day Resources

Deeds Mill, Mitcham

Discover Merton

Empire Windrush



Celebrating the NHS

Mitcham Fair, early 1900s

Mitcham Fair

Wimbledon tennis

Wimbledon Tennis

Christmas stockings


Holocaust Memorial Day logo

Holocaust Memorial Day


Book Week at Mitcham Library, 1950s

National Storytelling Week



Women war workers at Lines Bros.

Women's History


Mills Week

National Mills Weekend

South Asian Heritage Month

South Asian Heritage



Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year



Remembrance Poppy

A Time to Remember



Black History

Black History


H M Queen Elizabeth II

H M Queen Elizabeth II



LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month




Online Displays

We will be adding a range of displays on different aspects of Merton heritage in the coming weeks. To see the latest topic, click here.

Activities for the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day

Street party Erroll Road



Celebrate the 75th  anniversary of Victory in Europe Day ( 8 May 1945 ) and the courage of the World War II generation with our collection of online displays, historic film, puzzles, ration book recipes and crafts.

For more details click here.





Heritage Quizzes.

Wimbledon Bridge, 1910

Merton Heritage Quiz.

Heritage quiz answer sheet.

Morden cinema, 1930s

Cinema Quiz.

Cinema answer sheet.

J Brugnon, Wimbledon tennis championships

Tennis Quiz.

Tennis answer sheet.






Word Searches. 


Ravensbury Mill

Made in Merton.

Made in Merton answer sheet.

Merton Place


Nelson answer sheet.

Wimbledon F C


Sport answer sheet.

Houses & Homes

Housing & Homes

Housing & Homes Answers

Morden Hall Park 1940s

Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park Answers



Childhood Answers 






Heritage Spotter Guides.

We are designing a range of local guides that can be used by local residents whilst out on walks or exercise breaks during the current lockdown. These feature involve short trails, with notes on what to look out for and questions to answer. They may be of particular interest for families with primary age children.

Manor Club, Kingston Road

SG1. South Wimbledon to Merton Park

SG1. Answer Sheet


Heritage Trails.

Remember you can access a range of trails on Merton's heritage by downloading the free IZI travel app. Current topics cover everything from Merton's wartime heritage and the Wandle Trail, to Lord Nelson and women's suffrage.

Don't worry if you prefer not to physically walk the route at the current time, you can still follow the map, see images and listen to audio at home using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.


More to follow...

We will be adding more puzzles and activities for you to enjoy during the coming weeks, so keep checking the Merton Memories website Information will also be available via the Merton libraries website and social media channels.

For more information contact: local.studies@merton.gov.uk