YOUR WORKING LIVES IN MERTON!
WE EXPLORE FAMOUS AREAS OF MERTON
This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This website has been designed to celebrate the contribution of local and migrant communities to the working life and development of Merton, situated in the heart of London.
TO MERTON WORKING HERITAGE
Discover the industrial heritage of the Wandle with FREE expert advice, talks and walking tours
Find out about the history of printing at Merton Abbey including William Morris and Liberty Works.
As well as important areas and places of Merton, the project will also examine the contribution of Work and its impact on the Heart of Merton.
Find out how you can get involved in this project that is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
MERTON WORKING HERITAGE NEEDS YOU!
MERTON ABBEY MILLS
Give us your historical recollections so that we may preserve them for the future. Equally, if you have any photographs from the past, we would love to put them online so that Merton history can be shared with everyone.
Abbey Road at junction with Nelson Grove Road, Merton © London Borough of Merton
SHARE YOUR STORIES
Film of a Heritage Walk with pupils from Benedict and St Peter & Paul School pupils in Mitcham
From the late 17th century the park was part of an important industrial area with Ravensbury Mill located on the river and a calico factory to the north.
PRIMARY SCHOOL HERITAGE WALK
The Heritage walk and map is a key output of this project. Over the course of the project, we have developed the walk route and highlights with advice from partners including the Wandle Industrial Museum and the Friends of Ravensbury Park. It details a walk route from Colliers Wood to Mitcham along the Wandle recording key work and industrial heritage sites.
HERITAGE WALK: MAP
The Heritage Walk Map
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