Queensmere, Wimbledon Common

Queensmere, Wimbledon Common

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Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​16_​3-48
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History Enjoying a stroll along the water's edge.

"Queens Mere" was created in 1887, to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. A marshy area, to the west of the windmill, was excavated and filled with water taken from a dammed stream. This formed the deepest pond on the Common, perfect for boating and swimming - the tradition of early morning bathing was particularly popular with Wimbledon males.

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