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Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

Group  From 1903 

Founded by Richardson Evans and others, to 'safeguard the amenities of the Wimbledon district and to promote an interest in local history and wildlife'. It was originally known as the John Evelyn Club and became a society in 1949. It is now known as the Wimbledon Society. Although John Evelyn had no known connections with Wimbledon, his name was chosen because he was a man who ‘showed so delicate a love of nature, such cultivated taste in art'. We have found four plaques in the same style in the Wimbledon area, which have no indication as to who erected them, but we are sure that this group is responsible.

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Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

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Wimbledon Village Improvement 1964

Wimbledon Village Improvement Scheme 1964 Completed by Wimbledon Village Asso...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

Information Creations

Caesar's Camp 1

This plaque marks the eastern boundary of an iron age hill fort dating from c...

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Captain Frederick Marryat - Wimbledon

Here lived Capt. Frederick Marryat R.N., 1792 - 1848, novelist.

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John Horne Tooke - SW19

Here lived John Horne Tooke, 1736 - 1812, radical reformer.

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Richardson Evans

Here lived Richardson Evans, 1846 - 1928, protector of natural beauties.

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William Wilberforce - SW19

On this site lived William Wilberforce, statesman and emancipator, 1759 - 1833.

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