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Local History Talks
Dates for your Diary

A full list of Library Talks

As it stands, 2024’s local history programme will be as follows.  Attendance is free.

  • 20 February: CANCELLED Doctor’s Orders: hospitals and health in Merton (Sarah Gould, Merton Heritage Service)

  • 19 March: The Women’s Suffrage movement in Merton (Sarah Gould)

  • 16 April: “Scandal!  Scandal!”: The work of journalist W T Stead (Richard Smart, Salvation Army and Blue Badge Guide)

  • 21 May: A Womble before the Dons: Wimbledon memoirs 1926-48 (Sarah Gould)

  • 18 June: The painter of the Suburbs and the last Pre-Raphaelite: Harry Bush and Noel Nisbet (Sarah Gould)

  • 16 July: Paper Mills on the Wandle (John Sheridan, Wandle Industrial Museum)

  • 20 August: Richardson Evans: civil servant, journalist and author (Michael Norman-Smith, Merton U3A)

  • 17 September: The Industries around Shannon Corner—including Reid & Sigrist (Norma Cox, Merton Historical Society)

  • 15 October: The Wilberforce trail: Merton and London sites linked to William Wilberforce and the campaign against slavery (Richard Smart, Salvation Army and Blue Badge Guide)

  • 19 November: Keep Calm and Carry On: Merton & Morden during World War II.

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