General public contributions

Family Trail Activity

If you’re looking for something to do in the school half term – why not think about exploring Wimbledon.  Pick up The Wimbledon Way leaflet and Family Trail flier from the Information Point in Centre Court, or from Wimbledon Library, and find out a bit more about Wimbledon’s fascinating heritage....

The Wimbledon Way Expands

During 2012, The Wimbledon Way has been helping to promote the rich heritage of Wimbledon. With thanks to a grant of £45,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsorship from Young’s, The Wimbledon Way has developed a website and social media – used by over 1,000 people; distributed over 55,000...

Sophie Hosking Celebrates Gold Post Box in Wimbledon

We are really proud of Sophie Hosking, who won the women’s lightweight double sculls to claim Britain’s fourth rowing gold medal of the London Olympics. Sophie, who is from Wimbledon, has got her very own gold post box on Worple Road, marking her success at this years Olympics. We are...

Dairy Walk

In the Wimbledon Way leaflet the “lane” described as Dairy Walk (12 on the Stage 2 map) was simply a footpath and was known as Dairymaids Walk, although it is now listed on local maps as you say. A probable reason for it being so known is that the lower echelons of servants...

The Wimbledon Way Turns Gold

The Wimbledon Way, SW19’s newest heritage attraction turned gold today with the arrival of a second gold painted post box for the town. Marking the success of Andy Murray as Britian’s first Olympic male tennis champion, the post box is located at the corner of Church Road and Somerset Road, just...

Wimbledon Hero

In a quiet corner of Wimbledon Common, a memorial carries the name of Lt Cmdr Arthur Leyland Harrison RN, awarded the posthumous Victoria Cross in the daring Zeebrugge raid of 1918 during the Great War. Harrison whose family lived on Durham Road, Wimbledon, was a rugby player who was capped...

Ursuline Leading The Way

Eight girls from Ursuline High School are the first to take part in a new and innovative heritage and visitor resource for Wimbledon. They are helping to create The Wimbledon Way which will bring the story of Wimbledon alive through a website, leaflets and a marked walking route taking visitors...

Tennis in the early 50’s

We were at school in Wimbledon in the early 1950’s. During the fortnight when we could, we would cycle up to Somerset Road, padlock our bikes against the railings on the other side of the road from the Main Gate and then stand outside looking hopeful. Around 4.30 many people...