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September 2017

  • Saturday 23rd

    Historical Talk

    This illustrated talk will look at the River Wandle and its significance to local heritage. (Part of the Wandle Fortnight programme).

    Of key importance to the history of Merton, the River Wandle was once one of the most heavily worked waterways in the world. This illustrated talk will look at the significance of the river and key sites along its course.

    Further information
    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-4.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Merton Heritage Centre, Morden Library, Merton Civic Centre, London Rd. Morden
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 16th

    Abundance Wimbledon Fruit Day

    Abundance Fruit Day is our big annual event and is on Sat 16th Sept 2017, 11am – 2pm at St Mark’s Church garden, St Mark’s Place Wimbledon SW19 7ND – so please put it in your diary! Come and get some ultra-fresh juice from the fruit press or buy homemade jam, chutneys and cakes and enjoy the music and games. Entry is FREE.
    To donate your fruit this year, find out more, or if you’d like to help in any way, please contact abundancewimbledon@gmail.com or tel. Juliet 8946 2514. Our website is www.abundancewimbledon.com

    Event details

    Time:
    11.00-2.00pm
    Posted by:
    Sue Lovell-Greene
    Venue:
    St Mark's Church, St Mark's Place, Wimbledon SW19 7ND
    Entry:
    Free
    Website:
    www.abundancewimbledon.com
  • Saturday 9th

    A thing of Beauty: Images of the River Wandle and its links to local heritage. Display

    Wandle Fortnight at Merton Heritage Centre

    Display:
    This exhibition will be accompanied by extracts from the reminiscences of local people.

    Admission FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Saturday 9th

    The River Wandle: Did you know...? Display

    This small scale exhibition will reveal some unusual facts about the River Wandle and its surroundings, from ancient settlements and artistic connections, to famous residents and aspects of natural history.

    2nd floor, Morden Library
    London Road
    Morden SM4 5DX

    Admission : FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    merton.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 6th

    Fire Warden Marshal Training

    This Fire Warden Marshal Training workshop is aimed at those employees within the organisation who have a key role to play within the management of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
    The course is tailored as a generic course and will include the following:

    The Legal Requirement
    The Triangle of Fire
    Types and Causes of Fire
    Extinguishing Fire
    Basic Fire Prevention
    Actions to be taken in the Event of Fire
    Fire Extinguishers
    Checking Fire Fighting Equipment within your Workplace
    Escape Routes and their Importance
    Fire Notices and Signs
    Assembly Points and Role Calls
    Proactive Fire Prevention
    Proactive and Reactive Role of a Fire Warden/Marshal

    You will be able to undertake a practical demonstration; allowing you to extinguish different types of Fire, using Fire Extinguishers on our Environmentally Friendly Fire Simulators.
    Who will benefit from this course?

    Any Individual who has a responsibility for Fire Safety; anyone who requires guidance on work place fire safety and anyone who requires their staff to have an in-depth Fire Safety Awareness.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.45pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    Tuition House, 27 St Georges Road, Wimbledon London, London SW19 4EU
    Entry:
    120+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Wednesday 6th

    Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics

    Starting your own business is always exciting because you are the one who decides how to shape the business. Everything from the name on the door or website, through to the way the business looks and promotes itself is up to you. This workshop, ‘Thinking of Starting a Business: Business Basics’, will provide you with expert and practical advice on starting a business.

    Topics Covered:

    Expert practical advice on starting a business
    Legal Structures
    Finance for small businesses
    Find out more about your market
    Tax and National Insurance
    Business planning

    Who should attend:
    Part of the “Thinking of Starting A Business” Series of workshops.Workshops are run by qualified business advisers.The Merton Business Support Service is financially supported by the London Borough of Merton and is an advisory service providing high quality, practical advice and support to help small businesses and startups develop and expand. The service is delivered by the Merton Chamber of Commerce and a network of some of London’s leading private sector business advisory and support firms. The business helpdesk is the first point of contact and your gateway to business services.

    A registration fee of £30+vat is payable to access this course. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to book a place on this workshop.

    Speakers:
    The workshop will be led by Kevan Dunne, an experienced trainer who has a wealth of experience you can draw upon.

    Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

    This workshop is supported by Merton Business Support Service.

    Event details

    Time:
    9.00-1.00pm
    Posted by:
    Caroline Cook
    Venue:
    TBC
    Entry:
    30.00+VAT
    Website:
    www.mertonchamber.co.uk
  • Saturday 2nd

    Where do you think you are?

    The John Innes Society and St. Mary’s Merton Parish Church

    invite you to find out!

    Discover the living heritage of Merton Park from Gilbert the Norman to Horatio Nelson via John Innes to the here and now.

    Exhibitions of maps, photographs, drawings, records and historical artefacts from the archives of the John Innes Society, St. Mary’s Church and Merton Park film studios.

    Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 September 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    at The Coach House, 1a Melrose Road SW19 3HF also St. Mary’s Church and The Parish Hall, Church Path

    Refreshments available

    Sarah Gould
    Service Manager ( Heritage & Local Studies )
    Community & Housing
    020 8545 3239

    www.merton.gov.uk/heritage

    Event details

    Time:
    2.00-5.00pm
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    The Coach House, 1a Melrose Road, SW19 3HF. St. Mary's Church and The Parish Hall, Church Path
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk

August 2017

  • Sunday 27th

    Sites of Historic Prisons-a walking tour

    The Wandsworth Prison Museum is hosting a walking tour of historic prison sites. The tour includes, the Surrey County Gaol, (Horsemonger Lane) where Charles Dickens witnessed public executions and when it closed, Wandsworth Prison inherited the job carrying out executions. Marshalsea Prison, where Dickens’s father had been imprisoned for debt, the Clink Prison, where prisons got their nickname from, Bridewell Prison and finally, Newgate, London’s most (in)famous prison.

    The tour assembles at Elephant and Castle underground station at 10am. From there, we visit the site of the old Surrey County gaol, at the back of Inner London Crown Court. On to Marshalsea, where the south wall of the prison still stands and it leads on to Southwark Coroner’s Court. Going under the last remaining arch of London Bridge from 1834, the tour goes to the Clink prison, then along the South Bank to Blackfriars Bridge Road, to see the entrance to Bridewell prison. A short walk along Ludgate Hill on to the Site of Newgate Prison, now the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey where the tour ends.

    Save for the first site at Newington Gardens, there are remains to be seen above ground at all sites, to illustrate the tour.

    The maximum length of the tour is 2 hours.

    For any further details, email: Wandsworthprisonmuseum@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

    Event details

    Time:
    10.00-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Elephant and Castle underground station
    Entry:
    unknown
  • Wednesday 16th

    Discover the Source of the Wandle

    Did you know that woolly mammoths used to roam the Wandle?

    Do you know why Henry VIII disliked Croydon?

    Find these answers and more at the “Discover the Source,” exhibition!

    Merton Heritage Centre, 2nd floor, Morden Library
    Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

    Admission: FREE
    For more information: 020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    12.00-12.00am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    Morden Library, 2nd floor, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
    Website:
    www.merton.gov.uk
  • Tuesday 15th

    All the Fun of the Fair-Tales of Mitcham Fair

    One of the oldest surviving fairs in the UK, Mitcham fair boasts links to Elizabeth 1, music hall stars, daredevils and the early days of British cinema.

    Find out more from this illustrated talk by Heritage Officer, Sarah Gould.

    A talk at West Barnes Library -“All the Fun of the Fair” will feature historic pictures of Mitcham Fair from the Merton Memories collection and extracts from the reminiscences of local people.

    West Barnes Library
    Station Road
    New Malden KT3 6JF

    020 8545 3239

    Event details

    Time:
    10.30-11.59am
    Forum:
    Local News
    Posted by:
    WCF
    Venue:
    West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden