Mitcham Heritage Day – Saturday 12th September 2020

10:00am to 4:30pm Saturday 12 September 

Mitcham Heritage Day reminds visitors to be Covid aware. Please bring your own face covering and hand sanitiser. Maintain social distancing at all times. Use hand sanitiser and wear a face covering in accordance with government guidelines and whenever requested. Take any other actions requested to at venues, including queuing or waiting. Thank you.

The programme for the day is below. Please note that as we continue to live with the effects of Covid-19 information here may change, including right up to the event itself. Please check here for last minute alterations including immediately before the day.

Thank you to all the volunteers who are helping to make Mitcham Heriage Day 2020 happen.

Download our map for use on the day

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage
Guided walk around the gems of Mitcham Cricket Green
Allow 45 minutes
No booking. Assemble on cricket ground opposite pavilion.

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage
Heritage Shorts
Learn more about Mitcham Cricket Green at a range of information points. Visit as a self-guided walk or check each location out as you are passing. All the information points can be found on the map we will upload here soon.

Cricket Green School
10:00am to 4:30pm
See the remains of the Grade II listed arch of 14th Century Hall Place in school grounds. DIY children’s activities.

Mitcham Cricket Club
Weather permitting there may be a senior match in the afternoon. Start time to be confirmed. Covid-19 rules allow the teams to agree the format of the match on the day. Please note that the pavilion will not be open.

Mitcham Parish Church
11:00am to 2:00pm
Limited entry
Two Heritage displays provided by Merton Council’s Heritage and Local Studies service:
A Taste of the Past: A Mitcham heritage display based on popular foods from yesteryear
Mitcham: Did You Know…?: A display covering a range of interesting facts about the Mitcham area.
2:00pm Graveyard tour by Joyce Bellamy MBE. Assemble at front of church. No booking.

The Canons
11:00am to 3:00pm
On West lawn (near Madeira Hall, between Canons House and leisure centre)
Grade II* listed Canons House and the surrounding grounds are being restored with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. See an exhibition about the project and learn more about the historic house and grounds. Please note the house is closed due to the restoration.

Wandle Industrial Museum
10:00am to 4:30pm
The museum will have outdoor exhibitions, and a series of talks related to Mitcham on the green at the back of the museum. Social distancing will be in place with chairs provided. The displays and talks are dependent on the weather.

  • 11:00am Mills of the River Wandle
  • 12:00pm Lavender of Mitcham
  • 1:00pm Surrey Iron Railway
  • 2:00pm Brewing on the Wandle
  • 3:00pm People and Families of the Wandle Valley

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Mitcham Heritage Day is part of Wandle Fortnight 2020 and Heritage Open Days

Thanks go to Wandle Fortnight and the Canons (via The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund) the for their financial support.