Mitcham Heritage Day Saturday 11 September 2021

10:00am to 4:30pm Saturday 11 September 2021

Mitcham Heritage Day is our annual celebration of local heritage.

Mitcham Heritage Day is a Covid-aware event. Please carry face covering and hand sanitiser and check government guidelines. Please comply with any actions requested at venues including distancing, queuing and waiting. Be aware that participating venues and their programmes may change at short notice – including right up to the day of the event.

Thank you to all the volunteers who are working hard to help make Mitcham Heritage Day 2021 happen.

Download our map for use on the day.

If you enjoy Mitcham Heritage Day do please consider becoming a member (downloadable form). Your membership fees will help us run Mitcham Heritage Day 2022, as well as supporting all the other work we do.

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage
1.00pm guided walk around the gems of Mitcham Cricket Green.
Allow 1 hour.
Assemble on cricket ground opposite pavilion.

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage
10.00am to 4.30pm Heritage Shorts self-guided tour.
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 downloadable map on this page.

Mitcham Parish Church
10.00am to 4.30pm church open.
10.00am to 12.00pm bell ringing tower open with bell ringing demonstrations.
2.00pm Introduction to the Graveyard talk and tour, if weather is fine.
Exhibition provided by Merton Council’s Heritage and Local Studies service Mitcham Heritage: An A-Z.

Cricket Green School
10.00am to 4.30pm access permitted.
See the remains of the Grade II listed arch of 14th Century Hall Place in school grounds. DIY children’s activities.

Wandle Industrial Museum
9.30am to 4.30pm museum open.
Talks at 10.00am and 3.00pm on the 200-year history of the textile industry on the River Wandle and the methods used in printing. The museum has exhibitions on the history and heritage of the people and industries of the Wandle Valley.

Mitcham Cricket Club
Ladies and girls cricket festival on the cricket field.
The cricket pavilion is not expected to be open to the public.

Mary Tate’s Almshouses 
11.00am to 2.00pm display on front lawn of cottages showing a cottage interior.
12.00pm talk on the history of the cottages.
1.00pm to 4.00pm. Tea, home made cakes and live music from jazz singer Jenny Green. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Canons
12.00pm to 4.00pm
12.00pm to 3.45pm timed tours of The Canons House. Booking essential. Book here.
11.00am to 4.00pm Digital Drama All the Fun of the Fair community heritage project including augmented reality experience of old photographs of Mitcham Fair brought to life, smartphone based audio trail soundscape of Mitcham Fair (bring headphones to use with your phone), and a chance to share your memories of Mitcham Fair. Digital Drama can be found near the Dovecote.

Mitcham Methodist Church
10.00am to 4.30pm church open. Volunteers available to tell people about the church and show them round. Organ music throughout the day.
3.00pm church choir singing.

Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
11.00am to 3.00pm church open.
11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm tours of the church and garden.
Exhibition of the church Consecration in the parish room.
Exhibition provided by Merton Council’s Heritage and Local Studies service Cricket Green, Snapshots of Local History.

Melanie’s Walk
Meet 11.00am at bus stop at entrance to Mitcham Junction rail station.
Approx 1.5 to 2 hours taking in Mitcham Common and various heritage sites.
Walk finishes at Wandle Industrial Museum.

Mitcham Heritage Day is part of Wandle Fortnight 2021 and Heritage Open Days.

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