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Merton Memories - Discovery Day, 26 April 2014

Merton Memories: 100 years of history in 15,000 images 

The Merton Memories project was started by Merton Heritage Service in July 2012. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project is designed to increase access to a unique collection of historic photographs held by the London Borough of Merton, in addition to images provided by local heritage organisations and members of the public. More than 15,000 images have been digitised and are now available to the public at:


The website, which was launched on March 22, allows users to search for images by keyword, collection (subject), and areas. It also features a Heritage news section, information about heritage sites across Merton, plus the option for people to submit historical information / anecdotes and enquiries. The public can also request photographic prints of the images on show. 

The Merton Memories project team are working with schools to produce resource packs about the history of the local area and themed sessions to support the study of history in the classroom. Three photographic exhibitions about the history of Mitcham, Merton, Morden and Wimbledon will also be held at the main libraries in April and May 2014. 

For details about the Merton Memories Project and the next Discovery Day on April 26, visit:


or contact Sarah Gould and Joahanne Flaherty at Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre: Tel. 020 8545 3239. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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