Merton Heritage Discovery Day 2022
Posted on 20th Jul 2022 by Sarah Gould
Saturday 20 August sees the welcome return of the Merton Heritage Discovery Day, our FREE annual showcase for Merton's colourful past.
This year's event promises even more attractions, with displays about wartime Motspur Park, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the history of Morden and photographs from Mitcham Camera Club.
The Walk & Talk Movement will be leading a special guided walk around Morden and you can follow the Merton Park heritage trail, to discover more about the district's history and stylish architecture.
Our talks programme will cover everything from the exquisite Jamdani Sari and Traveller Heritage, to Victorian Mitcham and Wimbledon Commoners - followed by a book signing by author Nick Manning. There will also be the opportunity to watch a screening of "Walking Down the Haydons Road," a heart-warming new film charting the unique story of AFC Wimbledon through the memories of fans, players and Club staff.
Football fans will have the opportunity to meet veteran players from Wimbledon Football Club, or take a selfie with club mascots Haydon and Wandle Womble. Erik Samuelson, Gary Jordan and Stephen Crabtree will also be signing copies of their respective football books.
Younger visitors can join our penalty shoot-out, try out some historic costume, make a special Arts & Crafts rosette brooch, or win a prize in our heritage colouring competition.
There will also be a fantastic array of stalls from Merton museums, historic sites, artists, sports, heritage and community groups.
The Merton Heritage Discovery Day will be held at Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre from 11am to 4.30pm on 20 August.
The main event stalls, children's crafts and displays are open to all - however our talks, film screenings and football photo opps must be pre-booked.
To reserve places, visit our Merton Libraries Eventbrite page or call Merton Heritage Centre at Morden Library. Tel. 020 8545 3239 / 4040
You can find full details of the programme on our Discovery Day Itinerary.