Virtual Tour - Liberty, Fraternity & infidelity - Hidden History of Merton

Virtual Tour - Liberty, Fraternity & infidelity - Hidden History of Merton
 
  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Find out about the hidden history of Merton - a little known corner of SW London with connections to Lord Nelson, William Morris and Liberty

This is a virtual tour conducted live hosted via Zoom video conferencing where your guide will show slides and give a talk to accompany them. There will be the opportunity for questions both during and after the talk.

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Most people will know Merton is the name of a London borough but they would be hard placed to say exactly where the old village was. Nor might they know much of the long and almost forgotten history of Merton.

Merton is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and was an important medieval priory. It was destroyed with the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s, when King Henry VIII took most of the stone to build a new palace down the road. But this tour will show you some of the fragments that remain in Merton.

In 1801, Lord Nelson set up home with Sir William and Lady Emma Hamilton in Merton. There is nothing left of their house or garden but the Nelson name lives on as we will see in this tour.

A number of water mills were built on the river starting in the 18th century and the first public railway in the world - The Surrey Iron Railway - ran through Merton in the early 19th century. Later, Arts and Crafts designer, William Morris had his works on the river at Merton Abbey Mills and this was where Liberty had much of its silk printed. And we will pass a range of buildings associated with Morris and Liberty.

There is so much to be told about Merton, so do join Stephen to explore the hidden history of Merton.

Cost: £5


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