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Mitcham Heritage Day – Saturday 8th September 2018

10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 8th September

Enjoy a day of experiences, visits, tours, exhibitions, and more at Mitcham Heritage Day, and discover just some of the great heritage our area has to offer.

Don’t forget to check out the special children’s events too!

Everything is free.

There are refreshments at many venues.

Below are just some of the things you can do. Full details are on the leaflet (see below) including the location of each venue and the timing of guided walks and other events.

  • Mitcham Parish Church is opening its bell tower (access via a spiral staircase). You an also take a guided tour of the historic 6.7 acre graveyard with notable headstones and tombs, view two exhibitions special for Mitcham Heritage Day (For King and Country about some of the men commemorated on Mitcham War Memorial, and Mitcham’s Architectural Treasures, showing some of the gems of the area)
  • Wandle Industrial Museum is waiving its entry fee for the day. See a special exhibition, Snapshots of a Bygone Age showing photos from the collection of local photographer Tom Francis as well as exhibitions about the River Wandle from the early flour mills to the 20th century, take snuff, and view working and interactive models
  • Cricket Green School is opening its gates for the day so you can view the Grade II listed 14th Century arch of Hall Place, which is in the school’s grounds
  • Mitcham Cricket Club Pavilion is open for fee access. Take tea on the balcony, view cricketing memorabilia and a special exhibition 150 Years of Aussies On The Green, as well as a special children’s quiz and a guided tour
  • Mitcham Methodist Church is throwing open its doors for you to see inside this rare example of a Grade II listed post-war church. The choir will sing in the afternoon (timing on leaflet below)
  • The Canons House and Dovecote, beneficiary of a Lottery grant, will be offering  children’s heritage activities, a chance to see inside the dovecote (Mitcham’s oldest building), and an opportunity to learn more about this exciting project which will restore the house and landscape over the next four years
  • Mitcham Bowling Club, going strong since 1930, will throw open its doors for people to learn more about the sport and see the rink. In the afternoon you can offer your support as the club plays a League match
  • The former Three Kings Pub, built in 1928 by a family of music hall artistes and now business premises, will tell the story of its former owners, and children can dress up as music hall performers and try their hands at programming
  • Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage will offer a guided walk taking in the gems of the conservation area at 200.pm

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage would like to thank all the volunteer participants for making this year’s Mitcham Heritage Day such a packed, vibrant and varied event.

Resources for you to download and share:

Mitcham Heritage Day is part of Heritage Open Days

and is an opening day event for this year’s Wandle Fortnight.

Want more? Download our self-guided audio tour and take a tour at your leisure

Other events are also happening in Mitcham over this weekend

  • 17.00 – 22.00 International Social Evening in Parish Centre – ask for more information at the church when you visit
  • Mitcham Cricket Club – the Lashings Weekend. More information coming soon, and ask at the cricket pavilion when you visit

Special thanks to

  • Sarah Gould, Merton Council Heritage & Local Studies, for providing special exhibitions For King and Country, Mitcham’s Architectural Treasures and Snapshots of a Bygone Age.
  • Merton Voluntary Sector Small Grants Development Fund for financial support
  • The Canons Parks for People project for financial support

Mitcham Heritage Day – Saturday 9 September 2017

10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 9th September at Mitcham Cricket Green

Come and enjoy the heritage on your doorstep and find out more about where you live.

Just some of the things you can do for free!

  • Learn about Mary Tate Almshouses
  • Visit the bell ringing chamber in the Parish Church
  • Find out about the history of cricket in Mitcham
  • Discover the fascinating industrial history of the river Wandle
  • See an exhibition of historic postcards about Mitcham
  • Take a guided tour of the Parish Church graveyard
  • Listen to the choir at Mitcham Methodist Church
  • Visit the 14th Century arch at Cricket Green School
  • Join a guided walk around historic Cricket Green and The Canons
  • Watch cricket being played from the balcony of the historic cricket pavilion
  • Take a guided tour of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
  • …….and much more

Refreshments available through the day at most venues.

Round the day off with a choral concert including music specially composed to celebrate Mitcham’s heritage. Full details on our leaflet (below).

Helping make Mitcham Heritage Day possible:

  • Mitcham Parish Church
  • Mitcham Cricket Club
  • Wandle Industrial Museum
  • Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
  • Cricket Green School
  • Mitcham Methodist Church
  • Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre

To see the full itinerary Download our leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

To help with the publicity print and display our poster

Mitcham Heritage Day is participating in Heritage Open Days.

Mitcham Heritage Day  has been supported by a grant from Big Lottery Fund Celebrate England

 

Your invitation to Community on the Green 26 July 2017

Join us on Wednesday 26th July on Mitcham cricket ground.

6pm till dusk.

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage invites you to join us on Wednesday 26th July for our annual celebration of Cricket Green and everyone who lives and works here.

This year we will be launching our new Community Map for Cricket Green and sharing news of the multi-million pound Lottery funded project bid at The Canons.

There will also be a free guided walking tour and cricket will be played on the historic ground during the evening.

We are delighted that the Mayor of Merton will be attending.

Community on the Green includes:

  • exhibitions and displays about what is going on in Cricket Green, The Canons and the Wandle Valley
  • launch of our new Community Map for Cricket Green
  • a guided walk at around 7.30pm
  • short speeches at 7pm, including from the Mayor of Merton
  • information on the multi-million pound bid to the Lottery for The Canons and its grounds
  • the latest news on the future of the Burn Bullock and the Wilson Hospital
  • a celebration of the oldest cricket ground in the world
  • a Wandle Industrial Museum display
  • opportunities to visit Mitcham cricket pavilion, Merton’s first registered asset of community value
  • drinks and light refreshments

It would be helpful if you could tell us you’re coming by emailing us – info@mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Annual Review 2016 published

We published our Annual Review for 2016 at our AGM on 25th April 2017.

This captures the breadth and scope of our work throughout the year, and it is packed with information.

Highlights of 2016 include :

  • Reporting on the events we hold through the year including Community on The Green in July and Mitcham Heritage Day in September
  • Continued efforts to support Mitcham Cricket Club for example in the context of the ongoing saga of the development of the closed Burn Bullock Pub site – under the same ownership of the pavilion, and in raising funds for the Club at events throughout the year
  • Our ongoing work to support the natural environment and in paricular to protect our trees from increasing environmental pressures
  • Continued work to help protect our area from insensitive development – the amount of potential development in our area is constantly growing, and 2016 saw much activity on this topic
  • Our very significant involvement in the £5m Canons Lottery bid, with hundreds of hours of volunteer effort put in. A decision on this is coming in June 2017.
  • Proposals for items for addition to the Local List. which records significant structures across the borough

There is much more about us and our work in the Annual Review.

Get your copy of our Annual review 2016

 

Mitcham Heritage Day Saturday 17th September 2016 – full timetable of events

Please join us for Mitcham Heritage Day on Saturday 17th September.

We have brought together a number of organisations who will offer a range of free events including talks, exhibitions, and chances to see and try new things.

All the events take place between 10am and 4pm. Check the schedule on the printable poster below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Participating this year are:

  • Wandle Industrial Museum – opening free of charge
  • Cricket Green School – view the 14th Century arch
  • St Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church – guided visit to church, exhibitions and more
  • The Canons & Dovecote – learn more about the Lottery bid and get a look inside the Dovecote
  • Mitcham Parish Church – exhibitions, bell ringing, displays and more
  • Mitcham Cricket Club – see inside the pavilion and watch cricket, displays and more
  • Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre – photographic exhibitions at various locations
  • Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage – guided walk around Cricket Green at 2pm

The day will round off with an evening choral concert at Mitcham Parish Church starting at 7pm.

Further details about the concert and tickets (£10 including cheese and wine) are available from Fr David Pennells on 020 8646 0666,

Thank you to all the participants and helpers who are giving their time making this year’s event happen.

Mitcham Heritage Day 17 Sep 2016 printable poster

Mitcham Heritage Day 17 Sep 2016

Community on the Green 27th July – open invitation

Join us on Wednesday 27th July at Cricket Green 6pm till dusk.

Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage invites you to join us on Wednesday 27th July for our annual celebration of Cricket Green and everyone who lives and works here.

This year we have a special focus on The Canons which is currently the subject of a multi-million pound Lottery bid. Take the opportunity to see the area as you may have never seen it before with a special 3D fly through display. There will also be a free guided walking tour of the grounds. Cricket will be played during the evening.

The event will include:

  • exhibitions and displays about what is going on in Cricket Green, The Canons and the Wandle Valley
  • a chance to quiz the experts who have undertaken new historical research of the area
  • opportunities to have your say on how Lottery funding should be invested in The Canons and its grounds
  • short speeches at 7pm
  • information on the multi-million pound bid to the Lottery for The Canons and its grounds, including a guided tour of the grounds at 7.30pm
  • the latest news on the future of the Burn Bullock and the Cricketers pubs
  • a celebration of the oldest cricket ground in the world
    opportunities to visit Mitcham cricket pavilion, Merton’s first registered asset of community value
  • drinks and light refreshments

The Mayor of Merton has also been invited.

We hope you will join other organisations, businesses and the local community for what will be a relaxed, enjoyable and informative evening.

It would be helpful if you could tell us you’re coming by replying to info@mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you!