The Society‘s role is to preserve and enhance Wimbledon‘s amenities and to widen awareness of the attractive area in which we live. The annual programme of activities, rich in variety, provides many opportunities for learning about the town and meeting fellow residents. In March each year, members will receive a Diary of the Activities on their annual membership card and they will be kept updated through the newsletter. Details can also be seen on the notice board in the Village.
The Local History Group of the Society plays a prominent part in exploring the fascinating historical background of our area. It meets at the Museum on the first Friday of each month (except August and also April if it is Good Friday), providing the ideal opportunity to discover more about your house or neighbourhood.
Our free lectures are very popular. Given by specialist speakers, the talks cover a wide range of topics of local, historical or scientific interest. See the Lectures section for the current programme.
During the summer months, conducted walks take place in the Village area and around the Common. A leisurely stroll in attractive surroundings, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, makes for a pleasant experience. Suitable for all age groups, the walks are popular with families and, in particular, with newcomers to the area. See details here.
An interesting part of our varied programme consists of a number of annual coach trips to places of interest. We have visited grand buildings and gardens, historic towns and art galleries. We also make shorter excursions to London and Surrey by public transport. See the Excursions section for details of this year‘s trips.
On occasion, the Society organises a Special Event. This can take the form of a ticketed function for a book launch or an important lecture. In recent years, we have hosted the launches of books by Giles Milton, Simon Jenkins and William Hague. When a Special Event is planned, details will be shown here.
The Society‘s next AGM will be held on Saturday, 18th May 2013 at Christ Church Hall, at junction of Copse Hill and Ridgway, starting 5pm. Our guest speaker will be Stephen Hammond MP.
The links shown below indicate the wide range of current activities.