Heritage and Local Studies Centre events

West Barnes Local History Group

Merton Heritage Centre organises monthly talks at West Barnes Library. These are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon.  

Admission to the West Barnes local history talks is FREE. Visit our programme for details of forthcoming talks.

To book a place visit  the Merton Heritage collection on Eventbrite  or Tel. 020 8545 5789.

Add your family's First World War stories to the Carved in Stone archive.

Did any of your relatives live in Merton during the First World War?

As part of the  Carved in Stone project , we have staged a series of  War Story Days  where volunteers have filmed short interviews with Merton residents whose relatives fought in the First World War, or supported the local war effort. These have been used to produce a range of web resources, school packs and exhibitions. There is still time to add your family stories to our collection, so if you have information that you would like to share, or wartime memorabilia that we can record for posterity, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to be interviewed, please contact:

Merton Local Studies Centre. Tel. 020 8545 3239.  Email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

For more information about the Carved in Stone project, visit www.merton.gov.uk/carvedinstone