Group    From 1903 

Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

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.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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

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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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Other Subjects

Friends of Friary Park

Friends of Friary Park

From their website: "The Friends of Friary Park was formed in 1990 as the result of local discontent with the deteriorating condition of the Park. More than 200 people attended the inaugural meetin...

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Creekmouth Preservation Society

Creekmouth Preservation Society

Formed with the purpose of preserving the history of Creekmouth Village.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

2 memorials
South End Green Association

South End Green Association

An association for residents, shops and local workers devoted to South End Green, which is the principal gateway to Hampstead Heath. Shortly after being formed, it succeeded in thwarting a plan to ...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Young Men's Christian Association

Young Men's Christian Association

The original object was "to promote the spiritual and mental improvement of young men engaged in the drapery trade."

Group, Community / Clubs, Religion

4 memorials