As recent arrival in Wimbledon Village - the place in London where, it is said, that town meets country - I was interested to learn a little more of the history of the area that I had moved to. A few trips to the local library and a few google searches later, I realised that while there was lots of information out there, and lots to be learnt about the area's history and heritage, much of it wasn't so easily accessible or it just wasn't exactly what I was after. So, here, I'm trying to pull together a few of the threads largely for my own benefit. If others enjoy or find my ramblings - frequently ecletic and often mulled over while wandering around the Common or the Village - useful or of interest, that's great. If you'd like to comment or add more information, personal memories or associations or correct something I've got wrong, that's great too.
The history of Eagle House, the second oldest house in Wimbledon, has been extended and updated.
A visual rather than textual ramble this time - over a snow-blanketed Wimbledon Common
A little bit of history behind Cannizaro House and the wonderful Cannizaro Park, inspired by a walk in the park.
Addicted to Books - my bookish blog - is now live!
Wimbledon Village & Common Pictures - current favourites