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Wimbledon in the Great War

November 2018

An exhibition produced by Merton Heritage Service for The Wimbledon Society as part of the borough’s First World War Centenary programme.

This exhibition tells the fascinating story of Wimbledon during the First World War. It covers a variety of topics including the VCs, recruitment, local regiments and military camps, the Belgian refugees, the wartime role of local women and the invaluable contribution made by Merton hospitals, industries and charities. There are anecdotes and recollections by local people too. 

The research behind the exhibition and images on display are from the Merton Heritage Services’ Carved in Stone project