There's More to Morden.
Posted on 12th Apr 2022 by Sarah Gould
Merton Heritage Service is currently running a local history initiative. Supported by a £35,000 Neighbourhood Fund grant, "There's More to Morden" is a one year project focused on Morden town centre and the Merton Park ward.
This project aims to engage the community with over 100 years of local heritage, using the history of Morden and Merton Park to improve the local streetscape, promote learning and raise awareness of the district’s unique character.
Assisted by local volunteers and community partners, our team will research the history of the area and work with local shops and businesses to develop both a physical and virtual storyboard displayed at key points around the main shopping thoroughfare (Crown Lane, London Road, Abbotsbury and Aberconway Road.) Using themed window displays, heritage imagery, orientation panels and an augmented reality app, we aim to highlight key aspects of local history and show how the district has evolved from 1900 to the present day.
We will also develop mini heritage trails linking the town centre to quieter residential areas and green spaces. These will be accessible online and as a series of guided walks throughout the year.
To encourage people to access green spaces, we also aim to stage 3 external exhibitions in local parks, highlighting aspects of local history including the people, places and events that have helped to shape this part of the borough.
If you have a Morden shop or business and would be interested in joining this project, or would like to join our team of project volunteers please contact Merton Heritage Service for more information:
Telephone : 020 8545 3239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Merton Heritage Centre,
Merton Civic Centre,
Morden. SM4 5DX