Town Trails: Ten Guided Walks in Wimbledon, Merton Park, Morden and Mitcham
The Wimbledon Society Museum Press has had the bright idea of reviving the old Town Trail leaflets. They have, on behalf of that Society and our own, republished them as a single pocket-sized, spiral-bound booklet. And they have added a new one – the Bishop Gilpin Trail. The other texts have been brought up to date, and they all provide an interesting way to explore some historic parts of the Borough. Despite a few small defects – erratic and sometimes confusing punctuation; some horrible splitting of words for the sake, I suppose, of spacing; misspelling of ‘Hatfeild’, and ‘Kaufmann’; and variable quality of the maps – the booklet will be useful and fun, and most of the trails are less than the two to three miles cited, so are not too arduous. Please note however that some late-stage intervention by the publisher has made a nonsense of no.13 in the Merton Park trail: delete ‘Merton Cottage’ and replace with ‘the lodge’!
The booklet retails at £4.99, but is available to members at £3.50, plus £1 for postage.