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By clicking the place names shown on this map, you can access people profiles, images and documents from particular districts.
The areas shown on the map include the following:
Colliers Wood: This covers the area bordered by Boundary Road in the north; Wandle Road
and part of Merantun Way to the west; extending down to Liberty Avenue in the south and
Courtney Road / Devonshire Road in the east. Sites with wartime links include Merton Bus Garage on Merton High Street, which houses a memorial to transport workers and Phipps Bridge - site of T W Palmer - contractors for the military.
Lower Morden: This runs from Cannon Hill Lane in the north, out to the area just west of
Green Lane, extending down to Garth Road in the south and bordered by Stonecot Hill to the east.
Sites with wartime links include Morden Cemetery, Lower Morden Lane, which contains a local war memorial, Commonwealth war graves and the graves of 3 Belgian soldiers.
Merton: This area extends from the south side of Kingston Road and Merton High Street in the north, westwards to Dorset Road; south as far as Deer Park Road and eastwards to the end of Windsor Avenue. Sites with wartime links include the junction of Mill Road and Merton High St - location of Merton Airship factory and the former Grove Hotel ( now Tesco's) at the junction of Morden Road and Kingston Road, which provided accommodation for the families of combatants.
Merton Park: From the rail line above Dundonald Road in the north; following the branch line
down to Wimbledon Chase station and the area just below Aylward Road in the east, down as far as Crown Lane in the south and Dorset Road in the east. Sites with wartime links include Kingston Road, location of Nelson Hospital and Dorset Hall, home of suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates; Wilton Grove former home of Jack Dimmer VC and Church Path, location of the local war memorial and numerous war graves.
Mitcham: This extends from Seely Road in the north, along Liberty Avenue and through
Phipps Bridge in the west; down as far as Wandle Road in the south and out to Carshalton Road, Grove Road and Edgehill Road in the east. Sites with wartime links include Vestry Hall on London Road, Mitcham War Memorial on Lower Green West and Lavender Walk - birthplace of William Allison White VC
Morden: This runs from Deer Park Road in the north, westwards as far as Cannon Hill Lane;
down to Morden Lane and Epsom Road in the south and eastwards as far as Bishopsford Road.
Sites with wartime links include Morden Hall, Morden Hall Road and the Grange on Central Road, both of which were used as military convalescent hospitals. St. Lawrence Church on London Road also holds the parish war memorial.
Pollards Hill: Runs from the borough boundary and Hassocks Road in the north, out as far as Grove Road in the east, down to the borough boundary and Goat Road in the south; then eastwards as far as Galpins Road. Wartime sites near this area include Eastfields - location of Pain's firework factory, a wartime munitions maker and Streatham Park Cemetery which holds a local war memorial and Commonwealth war graves.
Raynes Park: This extends from Leopold Road and Dunstall Road in the north, westwards to Beverley Way; south as far as Parkway and Cannon Hill Lane, then eastwards to the Downs and Toynbee Road. Sites with wartime links include St.Saviour's Church, Grand Drive which holds a local war memorial.
Wimbledon: Extends from Gap Road in the north, eastwards as far as Edge Hill; down to the north side of Kingston Road and Merton High Street and eastwards as far as Wandle Bank. Sites with wartime links include Queens Road which holds the former council depot used by the 190th brigade; plus the Broadway where Wimbledon Theatre and the local Town Hall ( now Tesco's ) were used for recruitment.
Wimbledon Park: Runs from the borough boundary and Revelstoke Road in the north, westwards to Home Park Road; southwards as far as Gap Road and eastwards to Plough Lane. Sites with wartime links include Home Park Road, which held the Wimbledon War Workers Depot and Gap Road Cemetery, the location of numerous Commonwealth war graves.
Wimbledon Village: This runs from the borough boundary and Queensmere Road in the north, westwards to Robin Hood Road, south as far as the Ridgway and eastwards to Church Road.
Sites with wartime links include Kings College School, Southside, which educated many local combatants including George Cates VC; Parkside - the site of Wimbledon War memorial and Camp Road which led to an army training camp.
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