Walking Wandsworth 8 – John Innes Conservation Area Wimbledon

Sunday 28th January 2018 at 8pm GMT it was our 8th episode of Walking Wandsworth.

This is the route we took.

A theme that emerged during the walk was the preservation of our local heritage. It’s great that people are investing in new buildings, keeping things fresh. However, it comes at a price – the destruction of some of our oldest and most important buildings.

For example, Sheila mentions her disappointment at the demolition of Rose Cottage in Wimbledon, a building that had tremendous historical significance to the estate of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Our podcast this week finishes with a contribution from Sara Sharp, a conservation activist, who was able to save some of the architectural features in Rose Cottage and who is currently locked in a battle with Merton Council to save Merton Hall, Kingston Road, which is set for demolition.

If you feel inspired to save Merton Hall after listening to the podcast you can sign the petition, currently supported by 3,879 signatures at the time of writing.

Save Merton Hall Petition

Do please feel free to get in touch through twitter @walkwandsworth or email dom@wandsworthradio.com If you want to talk to us about any of the issues or locations discussed on the show.

We will be back next week, 4 Feb 2018 with episode 9 of Walking Wandsworth.

PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

 

Dom: Welcome to Walking Wandsworth on Wandsworth Radio. My name is Dom Dalston and over the course of the next hour I’ll be keeping you company along some of my favourite Wandsworth walks. Let me be your guide, walking with you in real time. Pointing you towards places of interest that you might not know in Wandsworth and the surrounding areas. Walking is without doubt the best way to explore your local area. It gives you time to pause, get your bearings, take in your surroundings and stay connected. It’s also tremendously good exercise. It  helps you lose weight - You’ll burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2mph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3mph and it’s 99 calories, while 4mph is 150 calories. You don’t need any special equipment, it’s a low cost great way to get around and it’s all very uplifting and good for the soul. Let’s enjoy some of the hidden treasures that Wandsworth has to offer. Green spaces and secret meeting places, monuments celebrating the rich history of London and the people who made it what it is today. I do hope you’ll be able to join me and that together we’ll be able to go Walking Wandsworth.

Dom:  Hello there, you’re listening to Walking Wandsworth on wandsworth radio. Wandsworth Radio’s weekly walking show. Every Sunday at 8pm. My name is Dominic Dalston and I’ll be guiding you through our walk. I was accompanied, as I have been for all the walks I’ve done so far by top walking companion Sheila who provided a set of eagle eyes and vivid and evocative descriptions so that you, the listener, can build up a clear picture of what this walk is going to be like should you decided to tackle it yourself. Walking Wandsworth has a website.  You can reach us through, www.walkingpod.com It has links to previous episodes and contact details. You can also get the Walking Wandsworth podcast from there so you can take us with you. Let us talk the talk while you walk the walk.And remember that if you want to pass on some information, ask a question or even request a walk while the show is on air you can call us on 02076223636, tweet @walkwandsworth or email dom@wandsworthradio.com. The last walk we did involved a lot of pounding concrete paving stones. This week we decided to start in a green open space. Research from the University of Essex shows that green exercise has the ability to boost mood and self-esteem, reduce anger, confusion, depression and tension. Walking, running or cycling in a gym is great but exercise outdoors in a green space is even better. Plus you greatly increase the chances of meeting new and interesting people when you are out and about. Our walk today starts at Cannon Hill Common and includes a visit to the Paddock Allotments where we meet Ruth Whitehead, a former Battersea resident and general secretary of the allotments committee. We pass the site of Cannon Hill House and walk through the Joseph Hood Recreation Ground. We will pass the Martin Way Allotments,  Merton Mansions, The Apostles, Wimbledon Chase, John Innes Recreation Ground and Park, St Mary’s Glebe Fields and we finish at the War Memorial in the grounds of St Mary The Virgin Church Path. Right, let’s get on with it. You join Sheila and I at the start of our walk, near Cannon Hill Common.

Dom: We've just arrived at the St. James' Church bus stop and we are going to walk a few hundred yards towards Cannon Hill Common, turning left at the roundabout and the petrol station. We got the 164 bus and this was the quickest way for us to get there but there are other routes available. Cannon Hill common is really beautiful. It's a Sunday morning and all is quiet. There are geese and swans and other waterfowl on the lake. It's it's lovely thanks for bringing me here.

Sheila: The lake, it's very lovely in spring they they normally have lots of ducklings and things like that you often see the Heron there and of course he does like to help himself to whatever's there. People fish here but they need to have permits. But it's really quite attractive and in the summer the butterflies on cannon hill common are lovely. Lots of them.

Dom: We're walking through the woods where lots of trees David Lloyd is on the right and the playing fields. You could condense this walk, couldn't you? But we're going towards The Paddock Allotments because it's very interesting there and we also want our breakfast! Don't we! We just rushed out.

Sheila: Yes a very nice breakfast. You have to be a member of the paddock in order to buy breakfast there but they are a really sociable friendly lot.

Dom : Yes they are. You don't need an allotment.

Sheila: Oh no you can buy your garden requirements there, if you remember.

Dom: I think membership is well worth the money.

Sheila: It is and there are exceptional prices, really really good prices.

Dom: We've nearly arrived there actually so let's let's go in and and have our breakfast. We're inside the paddock and what we didn't know before we came here for breakfast is that today is the day of the AGM and everybody who's a member has come and it's gonna take a while for breakfast to arrive isn't it?

Sheila: Yes it is but it will eventually.

Dom: There's some familiar faces here and in a moment I'm going to go over and speak to Ruth Whitehead

Sheila: Yes and she's very helpful.

Dom: She's going to tell us a little bit about the paddock. Hello, this is Ruth
 Whitehead. What do you do here? Would you introduce yourself to our listeners?

Ruth: Yes, as you say my name's Ruth. I'm the general secretary of the Paddock. I have
 been involved with the committee almost from day one when I first joined. Which
 is coming up for 18 years ago now. I'm also the tenancy officer which means,
 between myself and another tenant called John Archer, we oversee the tenancies.

Dom: This is a very special horticultural society. A very special set
 of allotments. I've seen your awards over there in the cabinet. What do you put the success of the paddock down to?

Ruth: It's a community. It's not just a society. It's a community we do look after each other. We do keep in touch with people if they leave because of  health or of bereavement or whatever. We do keep in touch with them. We always encourage them to come back. Anybody who leaves their plot through health or whatever, we give them their next year's membership free. Just to keep them coming back, we hope, so they keep in touch with us and we keep in touch with them but quite often the committee will say if there's anything you would like done or any where you'd like to go, let us know. If it's possible we will try and arrange it.

Dom: How do people join up and if they want an allotment how would they go about getting it? Are there any vacant spots?

Ruth: We haven't got any vacancies at the moment but the waiting list  is not really very long now. Plots come in two sizes. What we call a half plot which is the size of about a garden and then you get a bigger plot. If you've got a small family or if you just a couple that's plenty to grow what what you want.

Dom: You don't have to be a plot holder do you?

Ruth: You can come and you can just join the society and your entitled to come and join in all our activities. We have quiz nights, we have bridge once a week, we have a hobby Club on Wednesday afternoon. We've got the shop where people can take advantage of our prices. There's two levels of membership but you're not treated in two different
 ways.

Dom: How long have there been allotments on this site?

Ruth: I believe the allotment that it was set up in 1926. It became
 self-managed, it was the only one in Merton, until about eight years ago,  that
 was self-managed and that's been going on now coming up for 30 years.

The club house was flooded year or so ago when we had a huge deluge. It just came down the hill straight in the door.

Dom: This is also where the judging takes place for

Ruth: Horticultural show. Yes. In August.

Dom: that's well worth coming along to see

Ruth: Yes it's really good. It's traditionally a man's realm the allotment where the men used to go hide away in their sheds or whatever and so they they had that camaraderie and they also had that competitive bit. I can grow a bigger leak than you and a bigger cabbage. So there used to be lots of giant vegetables that seems to be diminishing and just some of the people who've had allotments a long time carry on with that and that's fine and we're having more people doing cooking because
 we have cooking and crafts because we have flowers and vegetables, photographic competition children's competition so those ones are taking over from the big vegetable ones.

Dom: you have a connection to wandsworth as well because you used to live there in the previous episode we went to vicarage crescent and you remember that when it was being renovated.

Ruth: oh yes yes we lived in Battersea at the time. There were several blocks of flast and there in that courtyard, making a square U. 
And if you lived in any of those, in the 40s and 50s, because they were built, I think, in the 30s. Then you
were really quite poor and you couldn't get credit or anything like that. 
And then when the right to buy came and the developers came in, and they've
done a good job, but the Battersea people have gone. So the whole
ethos of the Battersea that I knew and I grew up in has changed
completely. 

Dom: You use to live where we broadcast from.

Ruth: I lived there for three years but I grew up near Battersea Bridge,
opposite Battersea Police Station. You know, the police station which is now 
luxury developments. We often used to go from the bridge to Chelsea from the 
cinema and to the old Chelsea Palace. Battersea Power. And we used to go
to the police station to feed the horses. There were stables around the back
and we regularly used to go around there and see the dray horses from Young's Brewery.
So yeah, things have changed an awful lot. 

Dom: You're listening to Walking Wandsworth on Wandsworth Radio. I'm Dominic
Dalston and I've just been talking to Ruth Whitehead about The Paddock Allotments
and life in Wandsworth and Battersea. If you've got any recollections or memories
to share do call in and speak to Walking Wandsworth while we're on air from 
8 to 9pm Sundays on 02076223636 or email me dom@wandsworthradio.com. Sheila 
and I are just leaving the paddock, about to resume our walk. 


Sheila: We've enjoyed a very good breakfast and we're now ready to walk again.
and we're going to walk back




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through the woods and there’s a lovely

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hollow tree hollowed out tree it’s yeah

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I’d love to know how old it is

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I’ve voted before it to be my favourite

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tree a bit of a competition going on but

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I don’t know how it did but it’s

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supported now it’s extremely

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old and hollowed-out but it’s beautiful

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it’s right by the nape there’s a lot of

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amazing trees there’s a sort of marshy

0:11:38.580,0:11:44.640
area isn’t there there is it’s similar

0:11:42.120,0:11:46.980
to the wetlands boardwalk but if there’s

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no boardwalk but it is a weapons I think

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every bio diverse space probably needs

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one doesn’t it definitely yes there’s a

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lot of Ivy around with and other plants

0:11:56.100,0:12:01.440
around the trees with berries there’s a

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nature reserve really now if you walk

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away from the lake up the slope across

0:12:05.850,0:12:11.790
the grass and more trees there’s a

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burnt-out stop there unfortunately

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somebody decided to burn the trees right

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over a long time ago but they’ve left

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the big stump there but you can walk

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through to where the house used to be

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well let’s head in that direction yes

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yes now it’s more of a nature reserve

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but there was a big house there and you

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could look down onto the lake the

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information board on the site of Cannon

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Hill house shows a painting of the

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northwest view of the house

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it says Cannon Hill House has been

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described as an impressive stuccoed

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mansion with surrounding parkland

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adjoining Cannon Hill Farm James Edwards

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describes the house as follows half a

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mile south of the Kingston Road

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adjoining Merton common

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Kalen hail it is a white house situated

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on an eminence commanding a pleasant and

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extensive prospect to the east on the

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west are suitable Gardens shrubberies

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etc and the soil is stiff black clay it

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was probably built with bricks made on

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the site in around 1773 for William

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Taylor

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a military man who served many years in

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the 32nd regiment and later became a

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major-general

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of the 14th regiment between 1832 and

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1865 it was lived in by Richard Fulton

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who made his riches trading in the

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Baltic and who when he died left nearly

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three million pounds the greatest

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Victorian fortune worth about a hundred

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and forty million pounds today after his

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death the house was little used and in

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1880 was described as being empty it is

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likely that it was pulled down before

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the end of the century that the

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buildings appear on maps in the nineteen

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thirties

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I’m loving these sparse trees that have

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been just growing in the middle of the

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vast open fields yes all alone solitary

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before they come to the countries that

0:14:30.690,0:14:37.649
are behind them they’re very stark they

0:14:35.310,0:14:39.750
look like woody Thunderbolts is the best

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way I can describe them but you see in a

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few weeks time they will all change

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they’ll have a different appearance and

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in the summer the blackberries here are

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amazing we always used to come and pick

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the blackberries here lots of felled

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trees that we um down yes more of those

0:14:53.880,0:14:59.640
berries we can’t quite identify what the

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plant is but it’s it’s similar to it

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some sort of ivy if it grows all around

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the tree trunk it hangs onto it just

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like a parasitic class a bit like

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walking down the cross Hannibal common

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we come to come here alone now we’re

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going to cross over because though

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there’s no pavement on one side it’s

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quite dangerous you need to be careful

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how you cross there unless we further

0:15:27.839,0:15:34.440
down it’s safe to cross back again and

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you can look over the bridge to do well

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I noticed along the side of Cannon Hill

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common they’ve chopped a lot of trunks

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of trees and laid them down the side why

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is that

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ah well we sometimes get travellers

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parking on Cannon Hill common so this

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inhibits them getting their stuff on

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there they’re not really encouraged oh I

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see that’s all I’ll say about that

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it looks quite interesting really

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different yes information about Cannon

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Hill common I see yes we’ve already come

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in for this bit because we’ve but it’s

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quite a pretty bridge and you can see

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the lake yeah there’s a bus stop where

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somebody could get a bus there it is to

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this point yes you can that’s true this

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is a lovely plant that’s outside there’s

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some berries on it yes they’re very

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pretty pinks and whites winterberry

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ponds there’s a sort of a gutter if you

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look over the moor

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the bridge not a gutter perhaps a drain

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hmm and I once saw ducklings trapped in

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there oh no it’s very distressing and

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the mother was going crazy around the

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edge and she couldn’t get them out

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but fortunately somebody came along and

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managed to get down into it and rescue

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them but they’ve now put a very strong

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cover over it so won’t happen again

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I think we’ve spotted some Egyptian

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geese yes yes a pair they like to stay

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together this that’s the second time

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because we saw them at more than Hill

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Park winter they do like to stick

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together which is not far from here we

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haven’t got very good picture of them

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I’m afraid because I didn’t take my

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telephoto lens with me but travel light

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sometimes you mentioned earlier on the

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tree that you voted for yeah and now we

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see that again because but there’s also

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a memorial tree there somebody has put

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something at Christmas yes on another

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tree don’t know much about that no if

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you go further along past the really old

0:17:32.929,0:17:40.070
tree and turn right you’ll come into

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Joseph hoods playing fields it’s got an

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interesting sound hasn’t it and I can

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hear people having conversations and

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talking about family life and yeah

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trying to sort things out yes that’s

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right it’s very good yes there’s a

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paddling pool for children but it’s not

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much good may in me it’s oddly enough

0:17:56.480,0:18:01.549
when my girls were little they used to

0:17:59.720,0:18:04.399
have the paddling pool right next to the

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lake which was rather a dangerous place

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I always thought but some it was moved

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into the playing fields it’s a sad time

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we’re living in because it shows you how

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careful everybody is because it says on

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the information sign that adults are

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only allowed in the pool area if they

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are accompanying children yes

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so there has to be a separation I see

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that’s and you told me to be very

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careful taking pictures because parents

0:18:28.789,0:18:34.429
want you taking it just as very normal

0:18:31.240,0:18:36.919
there’s lots of nice Gardens that border

0:18:34.429,0:18:39.419
the Joseph Hood recreations erm this

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there’s a nice one here with chickens

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yes yes I like it and a weeping willow

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oh that’s coming into force again the

0:18:47.070,0:18:51.959
willow tree it’s turning green

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I like their architectural slow yes

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they’re like rah fans these social fans

0:18:54.779,0:19:00.479
that garden is always well looked after

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there’s a bowling if we walk tennis and

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yes to the end best the bowling green

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which they fought hard to keep it’s a

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shame and counsels I mean I don’t want

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to have to dig at councils but they seem

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to be knocking buildings down

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willy-nilly you’re listening to walking

0:19:16.139,0:19:20.099
warns were fond ones wealth radio I’m

0:19:18.239,0:19:22.349
Dominic Dolson and I’m with Sheila

0:19:20.099,0:19:24.359
looking back at a Sunday walk we did

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starting at Cannon Hill common as we

0:19:24.359,0:19:27.629
walk we’re prompted to think about the

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importance of preserving our local

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heritage we were lucky enough to bump

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into two friends of yours yeah just a

0:19:32.639,0:19:37.049
moment ago we had to pause our recording

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didn’t we it was nice to see them they

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pointed out that so many things the

0:19:39.839,0:19:44.070
council does are not fought through

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properly might you knock down one school

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it was done for a good reason

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but they didn’t think through what was

0:19:47.129,0:19:50.429
gonna happen later on and they have to

0:19:48.539,0:19:52.079
build a new school replace the one they

0:19:50.429,0:19:53.789
knocked down and there was a similar

0:19:52.079,0:19:55.679
problem with the Merton bowls club which

0:19:53.789,0:19:57.749
we’re now standing right outside that

0:19:55.679,0:19:59.729
was saved fortunately because it’s very

0:19:57.749,0:20:01.440
popular people need these things you

0:19:59.729,0:20:03.749
know it’s difficult for the council’s to

0:20:01.440,0:20:05.729
maintain them but yes cost money but

0:20:03.749,0:20:08.190
it’s some things are worth it these

0:20:05.729,0:20:10.169
green spaces are absolutely worth it you

0:20:08.190,0:20:12.869
can get free tennis here can’t you yes

0:20:10.169,0:20:15.899
and that is popular in in the good

0:20:12.869,0:20:18.209
weather yeah it’s really fully booked to

0:20:15.899,0:20:20.339
serve all it’s good a budding tim

0:20:18.209,0:20:25.649
hemmond might come here you don’t know

0:20:20.339,0:20:28.379
Andy Murray for the future yes it’s not

0:20:25.649,0:20:29.999
million miles away from Wimbledon now I

0:20:28.379,0:20:33.749
think we’re gonna leave Joseph’s hood

0:20:29.999,0:20:37.220
recreation grounds and we’re going to

0:20:33.749,0:20:38.779
head out back onto the main road again

0:20:37.220,0:20:42.539
[Music]

0:20:38.779,0:20:45.850
Martin way yes

0:20:42.539,0:20:48.070
head up maybe

0:20:45.850,0:20:51.190
and you will see the Martin way

0:20:48.070,0:20:53.590
allotments now every summer I think it

0:20:51.190,0:20:54.940
is over spring they have an open day in

0:20:53.590,0:20:56.620
the general look and there’s one

0:20:54.940,0:20:59.920
particular set of allotments in there

0:20:56.620,0:21:02.650
which are owned by a German gentleman

0:20:59.920,0:21:05.020
and they’re absolutely amazing they are

0:21:02.650,0:21:07.630
different and he’s wonderful with plants

0:21:05.020,0:21:10.150
but I have to say these allotments

0:21:07.630,0:21:11.860
there are a lot peanuts on both sides of

0:21:10.150,0:21:13.750
the road they’re opposite each other but

0:21:11.860,0:21:15.820
the one you’re talking about is behind

0:21:13.750,0:21:17.650
American elections but there are a lot

0:21:15.820,0:21:19.900
two nuts on the other side of the road a

0:21:17.650,0:21:23.410
lot of their billions I shouldn’t wonder

0:21:19.900,0:21:24.790
that Merton mansions has a lot of

0:21:23.410,0:21:27.280
history behind it as well

0:21:24.790,0:21:29.140
probably I don’t know but they are I’ve

0:21:27.280,0:21:32.500
only ever known them as those flats

0:21:29.140,0:21:35.830
they’re very nice attractive looking

0:21:32.500,0:21:38.410
that holding like maybe clueless me

0:21:35.830,0:21:40.390
quite smart be similar to Duke a

0:21:38.410,0:21:43.870
important yes that’s all they remind me

0:21:40.390,0:21:46.990
of yes very soon some of the houses in

0:21:43.870,0:21:50.320
Wimbledon Chase as we progress along to

0:21:46.990,0:21:52.960
the chase and well maintained others and

0:21:50.320,0:21:55.120
not so much before we get there there’s

0:21:52.960,0:21:56.770
something called the apostles yes that’s

0:21:55.120,0:21:59.500
on the other side of the red the rains

0:21:56.770,0:22:01.870
park side of the road the apostles those

0:21:59.500,0:22:03.640
are very nice little roads which are

0:22:01.870,0:22:06.730
there why did he call the apostles well

0:22:03.640,0:22:08.560
I’m I have never counted the roads but

0:22:06.730,0:22:10.540
it’s probably the number of apostles so

0:22:08.560,0:22:16.260
that’s a chestnut road

0:22:10.540,0:22:20.650
Bronson Road Carlton Park Gardens Oh

0:22:16.260,0:22:25.060
lots of how interesting yes yes somebody

0:22:20.650,0:22:27.540
the number of roads that to see it some

0:22:25.060,0:22:29.920
of the houses are well maintained I

0:22:27.540,0:22:32.380
expect and some of them really aren’t

0:22:29.920,0:22:36.040
very well mean saying I did mention yes

0:22:32.380,0:22:40.060
yes he told me yeah but anyway that’s

0:22:36.040,0:22:44.410
that areas the chase soon wouldn’t race

0:22:40.060,0:22:46.450
train station distinction yes you get on

0:22:44.410,0:22:48.700
station and coach you ever tried it

0:22:46.450,0:22:51.429
yes and you can come from the city down

0:22:48.700,0:23:00.279
to move it and chase them believe yes

0:22:51.429,0:23:03.700
once were fascinating facts according to

0:23:00.279,0:23:05.559
a 2006 report by Matthew Pendleton which

0:23:03.700,0:23:07.839
could be found on the apostles residents

0:23:05.559,0:23:10.119
associations website the apostles are

0:23:07.839,0:23:12.700
easily identifiable on maps as a dense

0:23:10.119,0:23:14.469
area of development the twelve roads are

0:23:12.700,0:23:16.509
typically developed with single-family

0:23:14.469,0:23:18.489
dwellings the 2-bedroom design that

0:23:16.509,0:23:20.440
forms almost all the houses is the

0:23:18.489,0:23:22.359
smallest family house available in the

0:23:20.440,0:23:24.519
area the Apostles area was known

0:23:22.359,0:23:27.070
originally as the bushy mean distinct

0:23:24.519,0:23:30.099
and development commenced circa 1890

0:23:27.070,0:23:32.559
houses in Chestnut Road Bronson signe

0:23:30.099,0:23:36.269
and DuPont roads had been started by

0:23:32.559,0:23:39.460
1901 Dorian Road was added in 1902

0:23:36.269,0:23:41.440
Vernon Road formerly known as Savoy Road

0:23:39.460,0:23:45.070
ed in the road and Prince George’s

0:23:41.440,0:23:48.210
Avenue were underway in 1904 Ashton Road

0:23:45.070,0:23:51.609
Carlton Park Avenue had houses by 1905

0:23:48.210,0:23:53.710
Clifton Park Avenue began in 1906 and

0:23:51.609,0:23:56.229
the final Road Gore Road was under

0:23:53.710,0:23:58.119
construction by 1907 originally most of

0:23:56.229,0:24:00.070
the area was last used as a cricket

0:23:58.119,0:24:02.559
ground and a recent building work on

0:24:00.070,0:24:04.570
land behind Sydney and DuPont roads has

0:24:02.559,0:24:06.369
revealed the presence of an early 20th

0:24:04.570,0:24:09.159
century rubbish tip which has yielded

0:24:06.369,0:24:13.259
numerous bottles and stone were items of

0:24:09.159,0:24:13.259
Victorian and Edwardian date

0:24:13.550,0:24:20.300
and approaching the new nursing hospital

0:24:17.470,0:24:21.110
just before that is our perception of

0:24:20.300,0:24:23.450
housing

0:24:21.110,0:24:27.080
it’s called library house those are new

0:24:23.450,0:24:32.180
as well apartments for senior citizens I

0:24:27.080,0:24:35.650
think for you lovely plants outside one

0:24:32.180,0:24:38.720
of those soccer cooker it’s beautiful

0:24:35.650,0:24:41.810
the perfume is lovely very insignificant

0:24:38.720,0:24:44.570
flower you have to look hard to see it

0:24:41.810,0:24:46.340
two tiny little white flower on with

0:24:44.570,0:24:48.440
lots of green leaves but when the

0:24:46.340,0:24:51.020
breezes and the perfume is there at this

0:24:48.440,0:24:51.500
time of year and so it’s really a winter

0:24:51.020,0:24:53.660
point

0:24:51.500,0:24:55.250
Doris gives me hope that Springs around

0:24:53.660,0:24:58.970
the corners true it’s such a lovely

0:24:55.250,0:24:59.510
sweet summer if it is springtime smooth

0:24:58.970,0:25:02.120
yes

0:24:59.510,0:25:03.350
gives me hope there’s lots it’s nice

0:25:02.120,0:25:05.510
that they put flowers in these

0:25:03.350,0:25:07.640
newsstands otherwise this would be quite

0:25:05.510,0:25:09.980
as long as they looked after after their

0:25:07.640,0:25:12.320
performance that’s the thing the last

0:25:09.980,0:25:15.350
week we were at Battersea Bridge and

0:25:12.320,0:25:16.880
walking along by the roundabout this is

0:25:15.350,0:25:20.780
a completely different kind of walk

0:25:16.880,0:25:22.430
isn’t it yes it’s green and lush and it

0:25:20.780,0:25:26.150
seemed that we’re doing quite a lot of

0:25:22.430,0:25:27.620
mileage we it seems easier on the hook

0:25:26.150,0:25:29.330
doesn’t it I’m not saying that last

0:25:27.620,0:25:32.900
week’s walk wasn’t as good as this one

0:25:29.330,0:25:35.240
because it was beautiful by by the by

0:25:32.900,0:25:36.410
the Thames yes this is just so different

0:25:35.240,0:25:38.750
because it’s green

0:25:36.410,0:25:39.940
that’s very true the green spaces make a

0:25:38.750,0:25:43.270
big difference

0:25:39.940,0:25:49.070
we’re passing the sports fields now

0:25:43.270,0:25:52.630
David Lloyd not super exciting things in

0:25:49.070,0:25:55.730
there Bowlings swimming etc there’s a

0:25:52.630,0:25:58.250
kind of graffiti but it’s interesting

0:25:55.730,0:26:00.290
graffiti isn’t it’s lovely

0:25:58.250,0:26:02.300
it’s a rabbit or something like that

0:26:00.290,0:26:03.650
first time I’ve seen that that’s quite

0:26:02.300,0:26:05.840
new I think yes

0:26:03.650,0:26:08.390
now that’s down the side of the Nelson

0:26:05.840,0:26:12.610
Hospital a pathway going down the side

0:26:08.390,0:26:15.230
which will lead you into another Park

0:26:12.610,0:26:19.010
folks and it’s filled really at the back

0:26:15.230,0:26:21.560
of the rubbish school it’s really for

0:26:19.010,0:26:24.450
this the cricket and football is that

0:26:21.560,0:26:28.410
the jolly news Park and Recreation yes

0:26:24.450,0:26:32.220
yes but if you walk in there you can

0:26:28.410,0:26:34.680
turn left and on days when the school

0:26:32.220,0:26:38.400
isn’t open or after school is finished

0:26:34.680,0:26:41.490
you can cut into this delightful little

0:26:38.400,0:26:44.700
Park no less

0:26:41.490,0:26:47.160
yes sometimes we walk the dog we do the

0:26:44.700,0:26:50.370
doggy it has to be sort of after 5

0:26:47.160,0:26:51.270
o’clock on school days or is this quite

0:26:50.370,0:26:53.910
recent

0:26:51.270,0:26:56.670
why did they start closing off do you

0:26:53.910,0:27:01.130
have the reasons I don’t know but the

0:26:56.670,0:27:03.510
safety of the students really but it’s

0:27:01.130,0:27:06.360
quite expecting that you can’t just walk

0:27:03.510,0:27:08.640
through that gate it is quite a walk all

0:27:06.360,0:27:13.620
the way around to the front gate but

0:27:08.640,0:27:15.630
it’s a lovely park to visit hello i’m

0:27:13.620,0:27:17.520
dominic Dalston and you’re listening to

0:27:15.630,0:27:19.710
walking ones work on one’s worth radio

0:27:17.520,0:27:22.050
our weekly show dedicated to walking

0:27:19.710,0:27:23.880
that airs every Sunday from 8 p.m. we’re

0:27:22.050,0:27:25.680
about halfway through our walk now

0:27:23.880,0:27:30.990
entering darlingest Park and Recreation

0:27:25.680,0:27:33.480
grounds well as I was saying before I

0:27:30.990,0:27:36.390
originally found out about John Innes

0:27:33.480,0:27:41.700
Park and Recreation Ground when I helped

0:27:36.390,0:27:43.410
to walk the dog for Sheila and he’s a

0:27:41.700,0:27:45.750
lovely chap the dog haven’t seen him for

0:27:43.410,0:27:47.820
a while but locations interesting

0:27:45.750,0:27:50.190
because you’ve got these very old walls

0:27:47.820,0:27:52.320
of John in his Park which go back to

0:27:50.190,0:27:54.480
when it was first built I suppose and

0:27:52.320,0:27:56.370
inside the walls you’ve got school a

0:27:54.480,0:28:01.470
school complex which is much more modern

0:27:56.370,0:28:05.280
and you have this very old gate this

0:28:01.470,0:28:10.140
wooden door I oak I should imagine with

0:28:05.280,0:28:11.610
these large Hoff’s in metal and it looks

0:28:10.140,0:28:13.620
like it’s a miracle actually it’s still

0:28:11.610,0:28:16.710
standing it’s ancient it looks but

0:28:13.620,0:28:18.390
there’s this brick arch above it and as

0:28:16.710,0:28:21.450
I say it leads into a modern looking

0:28:18.390,0:28:24.390
school there’s a plant to the side of it

0:28:21.450,0:28:25.980
which Sheila doesn’t quite know what it

0:28:24.390,0:28:28.890
is but it’s gonna come out in the summer

0:28:25.980,0:28:31.170
and even eautiful yes we don’t know what

0:28:28.890,0:28:33.240
it is doing Sheila no I’m not sure I do

0:28:31.170,0:28:36.000
but maybe if you come back again

0:28:33.240,0:28:40.200
in a couple of weeks or so

0:28:36.000,0:28:42.150
let’s look nice and now we’ve reached

0:28:40.200,0:28:44.520
this wonderful Bandstand

0:28:42.150,0:28:46.050
in the background we can hear people

0:28:44.520,0:28:48.570
playing tennis because you can do that

0:28:46.050,0:28:51.270
in jolliness Park the bandstand is a

0:28:48.570,0:28:53.070
beautiful old structure Sheila has a

0:28:51.270,0:28:55.050
particular portion for band stands I

0:28:53.070,0:28:56.700
must say I think their most attractive I

0:28:55.050,0:28:59.640
think they have music here in the

0:28:56.700,0:29:04.110
summertime I occasionally do yes and

0:28:59.640,0:29:07.050
people picnic and yes I have been a

0:29:04.110,0:29:08.880
couple of times yes on the banisters as

0:29:07.050,0:29:10.980
you climb up the bandstand you’ve got

0:29:08.880,0:29:12.960
the ubiquitous pineapple yeah

0:29:10.980,0:29:16.350
which used to be a sign of great wealth

0:29:12.960,0:29:19.050
that’s right our it was so valuable a

0:29:16.350,0:29:20.760
pineapple you could rent it out because

0:29:19.050,0:29:27.510
it affording two by one you’d have to be

0:29:20.760,0:29:32.100
super rich yes inside there’s great

0:29:27.510,0:29:34.920
acoustics really lovely acoustics yes

0:29:32.100,0:29:38.360
its whole thing this area it’s like a

0:29:34.920,0:29:40.890
square that the bandstand is standing in

0:29:38.360,0:29:43.620
surrounded by hedges and trees and it’s

0:29:40.890,0:29:45.240
beautiful this park is very good for its

0:29:43.620,0:29:48.660
trees they’re lovely

0:29:45.240,0:29:51.090
I love the weathervane on the top of the

0:29:48.660,0:29:53.250
band stone yes it’s beautiful trees as

0:29:51.090,0:29:55.800
you say are amazing wonderful views when

0:29:53.250,0:29:59.700
you go in there now I quite like the

0:29:55.800,0:30:02.550
archway that’s cut into the hedge that’s

0:29:59.700,0:30:05.160
the exit to the next part of the park

0:30:02.550,0:30:07.080
it’s magical isn’t it what’s what’s next

0:30:05.160,0:30:11.100
yes you go through there and what do you

0:30:07.080,0:30:14.070
find the pond oh yes a sweet little pond

0:30:11.100,0:30:16.140
which in the summer has water lilies

0:30:14.070,0:30:18.840
lovely water lilies on it and it’s

0:30:16.140,0:30:20.160
there’s so many frogs and goldfish in it

0:30:18.840,0:30:22.230
I’ve seen it in the cellar I don’t

0:30:20.160,0:30:25.410
forget looking quite a special king good

0:30:22.230,0:30:28.560
no but it will do again and we mustn’t

0:30:25.410,0:30:30.750
forget that the mulberry tree oh yes

0:30:28.560,0:30:33.090
we’re coming onto that but I noticed

0:30:30.750,0:30:35.880
that the camellia is coming into bloom

0:30:33.090,0:30:37.440
yes no you know at Pennbrook Lodge we

0:30:35.880,0:30:40.500
saw a camellia it was a different kind

0:30:37.440,0:30:42.720
of comedian wasn’t it yes and we had a

0:30:40.500,0:30:44.940
little fascinating fact about that which

0:30:42.720,0:30:46.930
I had to be very careful how I worded in

0:30:44.940,0:30:49.330
case any younger listeners were

0:30:46.930,0:30:51.100
tuned-in go back to the episode if you

0:30:49.330,0:30:53.290
want to know the Pembroke large one it’s

0:30:51.100,0:30:55.480
the first one we ever did Shido was with

0:30:53.290,0:30:57.730
me when we walked it but I had to do the

0:30:55.480,0:31:00.370
narration afterwards because we didn’t

0:30:57.730,0:31:03.820
quite record it all it the way we should

0:31:00.370,0:31:06.690
have done for a podcast what’s that it’s

0:31:03.820,0:31:10.390
a heavy Sheila that’s lovely isn’t it

0:31:06.690,0:31:11.650
blue flowers routine purplish purplish

0:31:10.390,0:31:15.160
you see I’m colorblind ladies and

0:31:11.650,0:31:17.680
gentlemen that’s why it’s wonderful to

0:31:15.160,0:31:18.910
have Sheila here to be my eyes and see

0:31:17.680,0:31:21.790
I’ve got 20/20 vision

0:31:18.910,0:31:23.440
it’s just that color blind this is the

0:31:21.790,0:31:26.470
mulberry tree we’re talking about yes

0:31:23.440,0:31:28.510
very ancient and quite large if you look

0:31:26.470,0:31:31.030
through there through the other trees

0:31:28.510,0:31:34.809
it’s stretching out and they’ve had to

0:31:31.030,0:31:39.550
support it that’s the wild garden to

0:31:34.809,0:31:42.550
encourage wildlife yes must keep it

0:31:39.550,0:31:44.980
clean and free of litter yes but if you

0:31:42.550,0:31:48.910
go and share the round you come to the

0:31:44.980,0:31:51.550
Rose walk oh yes that’s very pretty in

0:31:48.910,0:31:55.120
the Sun was a sort of semi covered walk

0:31:51.550,0:31:58.150
it reminds me of the pagoda in Hampstead

0:31:55.120,0:32:00.280
really yes I I know it’s not once worth

0:31:58.150,0:32:04.870
ladies and gentlemen but it is a secret

0:32:00.280,0:32:07.929
garden and if we one day were to go

0:32:04.870,0:32:09.400
straight broaden her eyes and slightly

0:32:07.929,0:32:13.960
and go a bit further I’d love to take

0:32:09.400,0:32:15.820
you there right and yes there’s a manor

0:32:13.960,0:32:19.900
house behind the brick the Rose our

0:32:15.820,0:32:22.870
research there is yes well it’s the

0:32:19.900,0:32:25.600
manor house is part of the Rutledge

0:32:22.870,0:32:28.630
school now the big modern extension that

0:32:25.600,0:32:31.840
goes to the back and down into Mauston

0:32:28.630,0:32:33.940
Road it’s a very large school I love the

0:32:31.840,0:32:36.910
old walls they look like it looks like a

0:32:33.940,0:32:38.740
smile in front of the house it does but

0:32:36.910,0:32:41.679
I I believe that’s the house that John

0:32:38.740,0:32:43.809
eNOS once lived in for a while and it

0:32:41.679,0:32:46.750
was this was all part of his estate oh

0:32:43.809,0:32:49.210
look there’s an insect hotel now I’ve

0:32:46.750,0:32:51.429
done an insect hotel myself yes because

0:32:49.210,0:32:53.590
I got the idea from another place we

0:32:51.429,0:32:56.020
visited post and Lacey which is one of

0:32:53.590,0:32:58.150
our I think it’s the second show we did

0:32:56.020,0:32:59.149
yes it was a Christmas show again not

0:32:58.150,0:33:02.059
really in one’s were

0:32:59.149,0:33:04.429
but do you have a listen branch ah it’s

0:33:02.059,0:33:05.899
a wonderful Christmas show and yes that

0:33:04.429,0:33:08.119
gave me the idea and I put it on my

0:33:05.899,0:33:10.879
mum’s allotment and I think we’re gonna

0:33:08.119,0:33:12.559
do a show about my mum’s allotment

0:33:10.879,0:33:13.940
because she can’t really look after it

0:33:12.559,0:33:15.769
on her own anymore

0:33:13.940,0:33:18.229
so I’m going to have to take a week out

0:33:15.769,0:33:19.820
from doing the show just when I sort out

0:33:18.229,0:33:21.320
the allotment for her and we’re gonna

0:33:19.820,0:33:23.359
have to turn that into a walking one’s

0:33:21.320,0:33:24.649
worth episode but it’ll be interesting

0:33:23.359,0:33:25.879
because it connects into the paddock

0:33:24.649,0:33:28.249
allotments that we were talking about

0:33:25.879,0:33:30.139
earlier and there’s a wonderful

0:33:28.249,0:33:33.979
architecture in John in his Park I

0:33:30.139,0:33:35.299
really like it it’s ancient it’s magical

0:33:33.979,0:33:38.839
it’s like something through Alice in

0:33:35.299,0:33:41.299
Wonderland these wonderful scalloped

0:33:38.839,0:33:43.879
kind of brickwork on the walls that

0:33:41.299,0:33:46.549
might be used to put a bars in yes do

0:33:43.879,0:33:49.279
you think it was a statue or something

0:33:46.549,0:33:50.719
in there it could be I don’t know it’s a

0:33:49.279,0:33:52.820
beautiful space and it really would be a

0:33:50.719,0:33:55.279
shame if it got destroyed I think there

0:33:52.820,0:33:58.339
was something about it being left he

0:33:55.279,0:34:03.649
left a large amount in his trust didn’t

0:33:58.339,0:34:05.719
teach honesty and sometimes the terms of

0:34:03.649,0:34:09.950
the trust and not always kept all that

0:34:05.719,0:34:11.960
sad thing but I John eNOS I mean

0:34:09.950,0:34:14.589
everybody knows about John eNOS compost

0:34:11.960,0:34:17.419
and something like that but he actually

0:34:14.589,0:34:19.639
they they moved away I can’t quite

0:34:17.419,0:34:22.760
remember where because the business

0:34:19.639,0:34:24.790
presumably was getting very large but so

0:34:22.760,0:34:27.210
it was a family concern here

0:34:24.790,0:34:32.760
[Music]

0:34:27.210,0:34:35.010
fascinating facts the Merton Council

0:34:32.760,0:34:37.589
website says that John Ennis who was

0:34:35.010,0:34:40.139
born in 1829 was from a prosperous

0:34:37.589,0:34:42.359
London family he acquired a large amount

0:34:40.139,0:34:44.190
of land in Merton intending to develop

0:34:42.359,0:34:46.200
housing with an easy rail link to the

0:34:44.190,0:34:48.329
city he played an active role in the

0:34:46.200,0:34:50.010
life of Merton with schools and local

0:34:48.329,0:34:52.530
politics engaging his considerable

0:34:50.010,0:34:53.929
talents he was generous to his employees

0:34:52.530,0:34:56.339
and neighbors and children especially

0:34:53.929,0:34:59.040
benefited from his parties and outings

0:34:56.339,0:35:01.440
the Masonic Hall and the manor Club on

0:34:59.040,0:35:03.839
Kingston Road and Merton boys club had

0:35:01.440,0:35:06.329
his active involvement John in his died

0:35:03.839,0:35:08.369
in 1904 and was buried at some married a

0:35:06.329,0:35:10.800
virgin in Merton Park where his tomb and

0:35:08.369,0:35:12.599
memorial window can be seen he didn’t

0:35:10.800,0:35:14.550
have any children so he bequeathed the

0:35:12.599,0:35:16.920
John in his part to the people of Merton

0:35:14.550,0:35:19.170
and his will also created the John in

0:35:16.920,0:35:21.119
his horticultural Institute this

0:35:19.170,0:35:22.500
world-renowned research organization

0:35:21.119,0:35:25.559
developed the John in his range of

0:35:22.500,0:35:28.109
composts in the 1930s he later moved

0:35:25.559,0:35:31.950
from Merton to hartfordshire and is now

0:35:28.109,0:35:34.260
at colony near Norwich we come to the

0:35:31.950,0:35:35.730
rockery which I think has had a bit of

0:35:34.260,0:35:37.710
TLC lately

0:35:35.730,0:35:39.329
it’s looking good they only have them

0:35:37.710,0:35:42.150
there I think they have the gardener

0:35:39.329,0:35:44.220
occasionally but they have volunteers of

0:35:42.150,0:35:47.690
course like everywhere else there’s a

0:35:44.220,0:35:51.059
little pond which the frogs like to

0:35:47.690,0:35:54.349
hatch out into in the spring yes I think

0:35:51.059,0:35:56.760
these little sort of water pools stay

0:35:54.349,0:35:59.760
important they want all that cover you

0:35:56.760,0:36:01.530
seen I don’t want it to be exposed so

0:35:59.760,0:36:04.680
you can walk right round there in a sort

0:36:01.530,0:36:08.069
of circle lots of trees there and a Hebe

0:36:04.680,0:36:09.960
again oh yes yes good old he be so many

0:36:08.069,0:36:12.630
varieties with you we haven’t gone all

0:36:09.960,0:36:15.780
the way round John in his part we passed

0:36:12.630,0:36:18.089
by the Rutledge school there is you

0:36:15.780,0:36:20.549
could make more out of it but we went

0:36:18.089,0:36:21.599
twice round Kalin he’ll come and so

0:36:20.549,0:36:24.240
perhaps that’s just as well

0:36:21.599,0:36:27.089
but it’s lovely and I’m going um I’m

0:36:24.240,0:36:29.099
going to say it’s a great time of year

0:36:27.089,0:36:31.079
to see it if you come back in the summer

0:36:29.099,0:36:33.000
time it’s going to be lovely all year

0:36:31.079,0:36:36.810
round really can I just say that there’s

0:36:33.000,0:36:38.340
a lovely bowling green just pass oh yes

0:36:36.810,0:36:40.890
it’s a beautiful one it’s

0:36:38.340,0:36:44.880
well-maintained look at that yes I’m

0:36:40.890,0:36:48.030
used it’s called the Merton Park bowling

0:36:44.880,0:36:50.160
yes it’s very well used and looked after

0:36:48.030,0:36:54.090
and can you smell that my own yeah

0:36:50.160,0:36:55.620
the yellow plant oh yes mm-hmm now we’re

0:36:54.090,0:36:57.510
going to come round the side there and

0:36:55.620,0:37:00.360
you’ll find the archway which is quite

0:36:57.510,0:37:03.000
nice it is yes that’s a nice red brick

0:37:00.360,0:37:10.230
archway it’s nice it’s like a nut it’s

0:37:03.000,0:37:12.180
like an eyebrow yeah a unibrow but if

0:37:10.230,0:37:13.860
you walked along that path oh well

0:37:12.180,0:37:17.040
there’s the arts and crafts building

0:37:13.860,0:37:18.570
really yes it’s the news that’s right

0:37:17.040,0:37:21.000
but they’re not open ever

0:37:18.570,0:37:23.040
well they are they are cooking

0:37:21.000,0:37:23.510
especially in the summer you know tennis

0:37:23.040,0:37:26.040
players

0:37:23.510,0:37:28.140
there’s a lovely tennis courts there if

0:37:26.040,0:37:31.140
you look through that they are yes just

0:37:28.140,0:37:33.090
just 1909 it says on the gutter on the

0:37:31.140,0:37:35.370
arts-and-crafts building yes you know

0:37:33.090,0:37:37.770
the brick works quite remarkable it’s

0:37:35.370,0:37:40.200
gone that herringbone style yeah that we

0:37:37.770,0:37:42.900
saw a book house that’s right when we

0:37:40.200,0:37:44.790
went to the Art Center yes

0:37:42.900,0:37:46.920
I’m keep on talking about the previous

0:37:44.790,0:37:50.520
episodes but they kind of link these

0:37:46.920,0:37:52.350
styles you see so that’s the tennis

0:37:50.520,0:37:56.810
courts there’s a hole in that tree I

0:37:52.350,0:37:56.810
wonder who lives there ah that’s well

0:37:57.680,0:38:03.000
you thought it was a bunny rabbit they

0:38:00.450,0:38:06.540
also have in this part which is worth

0:38:03.000,0:38:08.880
mentioning croquet lawn they do which is

0:38:06.540,0:38:12.150
very popular in the summer this garden

0:38:08.880,0:38:15.410
is quite interesting it’s the house with

0:38:12.150,0:38:18.810
pheasants in the front not real ones but

0:38:15.410,0:38:21.090
models there’s different color purple

0:38:18.810,0:38:26.310
ones are they Sheila there’s my stripes

0:38:21.090,0:38:29.760
and that’s a good guess for yes I don’t

0:38:26.310,0:38:32.610
know I’d have to take a second look at

0:38:29.760,0:38:33.150
those I’m okay just don’t appeal to me I

0:38:32.610,0:38:36.150
don’t know

0:38:33.150,0:38:38.490
that’s so where we this is a green flag

0:38:36.150,0:38:40.290
I can see I know it’s green because I

0:38:38.490,0:38:43.740
think that’s part of the the scheme

0:38:40.290,0:38:46.800
where they name parks as being members

0:38:43.740,0:38:48.710
or yeah mean prize mean black yes that’s

0:38:46.800,0:38:51.589
true and

0:38:48.710,0:38:53.359
there’s a little house yes that’s right

0:38:51.589,0:38:55.880
at the entrance of the muhsinun Road

0:38:53.359,0:38:58.400
side of the park very pretty

0:38:55.880,0:39:01.250
friends of John in his park if you want

0:38:58.400,0:39:03.800
to join them and help them volunteer to

0:39:01.250,0:39:05.450
keep it going keep it looking nice well

0:39:03.800,0:39:09.589
just to get the news about what they’re

0:39:05.450,0:39:11.329
doing and maybe you know quite a lot

0:39:09.589,0:39:13.970
about that if you your children went to

0:39:11.329,0:39:16.700
the Ratliff school possibly run you

0:39:13.970,0:39:19.490
there or yes this wonderful old gates

0:39:16.700,0:39:22.329
where that you see when you leave it

0:39:19.490,0:39:24.920
needs a bit of TLC it’s lovely

0:39:22.329,0:39:26.599
hi there this is Dominick Dalston and

0:39:24.920,0:39:28.579
you’re listening to walking ones work on

0:39:26.599,0:39:30.410
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0:39:28.579,0:39:32.480
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0:39:30.410,0:39:34.670
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0:39:32.480,0:39:36.619
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0:39:34.670,0:39:38.569
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0:39:36.619,0:39:40.609
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0:39:38.569,0:39:43.700
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0:39:40.609,0:39:46.160
we talk the talk right back to our walk

0:39:43.700,0:39:48.980
my walking companion Sheila and I have

0:39:46.160,0:39:52.430
now reached a church path we come to

0:39:48.980,0:39:54.470
church path you have to cross the road

0:39:52.430,0:39:57.170
in order to get to church path but it’s

0:39:54.470,0:40:00.319
very close by there are some lovely old

0:39:57.170,0:40:09.349
cottages there and some Mary’s bleeb

0:40:00.319,0:40:10.329
fields from the back of the church the

0:40:09.349,0:40:15.559
Holly

0:40:10.329,0:40:17.329
yes most important the whole estate has

0:40:15.559,0:40:20.150
got a Holly everywhere

0:40:17.329,0:40:22.099
the house is locally in many of the

0:40:20.150,0:40:24.020
roads locally it’s a Conservation Area

0:40:22.099,0:40:29.270
and Holly

0:40:24.020,0:40:31.040
you just don’t remove the Holly I love

0:40:29.270,0:40:33.920
the cottages they’re wonderful as we go

0:40:31.040,0:40:37.190
up Church Park yes and as we go through

0:40:33.920,0:40:39.170
the field by the car park through the

0:40:37.190,0:40:42.140
car park you can go through the kissing

0:40:39.170,0:40:45.230
gate oh it’s lovely I we women last year

0:40:42.140,0:40:47.540
I was involved with B production of the

0:40:45.230,0:40:48.869
chorus of disapproval.the Alan Ayckbourn

0:40:47.540,0:40:50.910
play

0:40:48.869,0:40:53.400
we did our line read through and there

0:40:50.910,0:40:56.549
were a lot of lines in that place yes in

0:40:53.400,0:40:58.019
let that field complete fields through

0:40:56.549,0:40:59.849
the kissing gate we put all our chairs

0:40:58.019,0:41:02.190
out in the Sun very no those were the

0:40:59.849,0:41:04.680
days I mean it was warming up just being

0:41:02.190,0:41:06.690
a t-shirt yes but we have a lot of lines

0:41:04.680,0:41:08.309
to get through come again

0:41:06.690,0:41:10.470
well well we’re doing new production I

0:41:08.309,0:41:11.849
mean we’re doing new production it’s

0:41:10.470,0:41:13.950
going to be about the First World War

0:41:11.849,0:41:18.329
yes that’s going to be a very good ad

0:41:13.950,0:41:22.160
will do come along yes but if you cross

0:41:18.329,0:41:25.470
the Glebe field and one of the details

0:41:22.160,0:41:28.230
and go through another gates and you’re

0:41:25.470,0:41:30.990
quite close to sit there is primary

0:41:28.230,0:41:36.059
school that’s right if you walk along

0:41:30.990,0:41:40.470
there down this little path which is the

0:41:36.059,0:41:42.049
walkways and we’re going to end at the

0:41:40.470,0:41:44.730
church

0:41:42.049,0:41:46.859
if we’re at the background of it so you

0:41:44.730,0:41:48.869
need to walk through the cemetery and

0:41:46.859,0:41:51.059
there are some more graves for you and

0:41:48.869,0:41:52.650
still got the populace right it’s not

0:41:51.059,0:41:55.230
really First World War but that does tie

0:41:52.650,0:41:56.999
in with the play but Sir the parish

0:41:55.230,0:42:00.359
players are going to do isn’t there is

0:41:56.999,0:42:03.210
Churchill so you can see that the

0:42:00.359,0:42:06.150
balances it’s a church okay but there

0:42:03.210,0:42:07.710
are lots of grades into them oh and some

0:42:06.150,0:42:09.650
of the spring flowers are coming up and

0:42:07.710,0:42:12.989
ready the protesters are there and

0:42:09.650,0:42:15.299
snowdrops which is quite encouraging we

0:42:12.989,0:42:17.249
do see a lot of cheer on estimate yes

0:42:15.299,0:42:20.279
one of the things we’ve got to do just

0:42:17.249,0:42:22.650
get out there and enjoy a sunrise well

0:42:20.279,0:42:27.239
it’s still something you can do going

0:42:22.650,0:42:30.210
then right but as we go along the side

0:42:27.239,0:42:33.049
path there towards the church there’s

0:42:30.210,0:42:33.049
the Priory arc

0:42:33.950,0:42:44.370
fascinating facts to the west of the

0:42:42.120,0:42:46.200
church is a Norman archway leading to

0:42:44.370,0:42:48.690
the vicarage following the dissolution

0:42:46.200,0:42:50.520
of the monasteries it was used as part

0:42:48.690,0:42:52.560
of the fabric of a house years later

0:42:50.520,0:42:55.080
when the house was demolished the arch

0:42:52.560,0:42:57.090
was preserved a stone chiseled with an

0:42:55.080,0:42:58.710
inscription has been set into one of the

0:42:57.090,0:43:01.170
vicarage walls at the side of the arch

0:42:58.710,0:43:03.990
it says that the arch is the gateway of

0:43:01.170,0:43:08.130
the Merton Priory guesthouse dating

0:43:03.990,0:43:10.530
circuit 1175 it was discovered in 1914

0:43:08.130,0:43:15.090
and was restored and reacted on this

0:43:10.530,0:43:17.130
site in 1935 Merton Priory founded as an

0:43:15.090,0:43:19.290
Augustinian Priory in the 12th century

0:43:17.130,0:43:21.570
is the site of great historical

0:43:19.290,0:43:23.760
significance and is central to the

0:43:21.570,0:43:25.610
history of Merton have seen by many as

0:43:23.760,0:43:27.990
the forerunner for modern parliament

0:43:25.610,0:43:31.140
although little survives today of the

0:43:27.990,0:43:33.210
Priory it existed for over 400 years and

0:43:31.140,0:43:35.520
is now protected as a scheduled ancient

0:43:33.210,0:43:37.620
monument it has been extensively

0:43:35.520,0:43:40.260
excavated with the Foundation’s to

0:43:37.620,0:43:43.170
Merton Priory chapterhouse preserved for

0:43:40.260,0:43:48.410
Neath Moran some way this is a very

0:43:43.170,0:43:51.480
important part of this particular walk

0:43:48.410,0:43:55.470
so much to know about this and it’s

0:43:51.480,0:43:57.180
quite amazing well I remember when I

0:43:55.470,0:43:59.430
first came to Wimbledon again you you

0:43:57.180,0:44:01.590
showed me this yes and it’s got such an

0:43:59.430,0:44:04.500
interesting history it’s the way it was

0:44:01.590,0:44:06.300
removed right Rick we’re very lucky to

0:44:04.500,0:44:07.680
have it did I hear music from your

0:44:06.300,0:44:11.130
church but we’re not gonna go inside

0:44:07.680,0:44:13.680
today there’s some sort of ceremony

0:44:11.130,0:44:17.280
going on in there I saw as we went by

0:44:13.680,0:44:20.040
the front is wood carved ornate wooden

0:44:17.280,0:44:23.850
and the archways in the stone when they

0:44:20.040,0:44:25.920
just a minute they have this archway

0:44:23.850,0:44:28.170
decorated with flowers it’s quite

0:44:25.920,0:44:31.190
beautiful yes they’re gorgeous something

0:44:28.170,0:44:34.350
yes two shields I should have said and

0:44:31.190,0:44:36.290
you see the other part of the paper oh

0:44:34.350,0:44:38.930
and this is the

0:44:36.290,0:44:41.630
Rutledge William Rutledge leaves his

0:44:38.930,0:44:43.490
tomb the tomb of William reckless don’t

0:44:41.630,0:44:47.930
miss it if you get stuck you pass by

0:44:43.490,0:44:50.660
there’s also a War Memorial and there

0:44:47.930,0:44:54.140
are steps outside the main gate of the

0:44:50.660,0:44:57.680
church which are associated with Lord

0:44:54.140,0:44:59.540
Nelson oh right yes I remember you

0:44:57.680,0:45:01.700
telling me that Nelson has a big

0:44:59.540,0:45:02.120
connection with the area oh yes he does

0:45:01.700,0:45:04.760
indeed

0:45:02.120,0:45:08.230
there’s an Emma Hamilton pub yes she was

0:45:04.760,0:45:10.700
his dress it’s gone you knocked it down

0:45:08.230,0:45:12.950
look people keep knocking stuff down

0:45:10.700,0:45:15.710
don’t they do which is all Hanley do it

0:45:12.950,0:45:18.380
but it wasn’t a historic part but sadly

0:45:15.710,0:45:20.810
Rose Cottage which was only nelson

0:45:18.380,0:45:23.630
estate has just been demolished I can’t

0:45:20.810,0:45:27.380
imagine why it was a good connection to

0:45:23.630,0:45:29.930
the nelson estate I’m just a small

0:45:27.380,0:45:33.200
cottage it should have been saved and

0:45:29.930,0:45:34.580
perhaps turned into an Elsa Museum it

0:45:33.200,0:45:39.260
would have been a great idea you know

0:45:34.580,0:45:41.270
why not it’s the same thing we need

0:45:39.260,0:45:43.460
these old places as well as new ones

0:45:41.270,0:45:48.020
it’s terribly important to keep the

0:45:43.460,0:45:50.750
history going I’m quite sad but somebody

0:45:48.020,0:45:52.130
did say that they’d save the steps that

0:45:50.750,0:45:54.830
were inside Rose Cottage

0:45:52.130,0:45:58.280
the stairway but I believe it’s going to

0:45:54.830,0:46:01.130
be shipped to America and installed in a

0:45:58.280,0:46:03.140
museum there because somebody who moved

0:46:01.130,0:46:06.500
into Rose Cottage or I had a connection

0:46:03.140,0:46:08.180
with it years and years ago but I’m I I

0:46:06.500,0:46:09.950
don’t know any more than that but they

0:46:08.180,0:46:14.680
are willing to pay for it and have it

0:46:09.950,0:46:14.680
there well at least somebody cares yes

0:46:14.770,0:46:19.850
we’ve more or less come to the end of

0:46:17.210,0:46:22.880
our walk I will just say that if you

0:46:19.850,0:46:26.360
walk about 250 yards away from Church

0:46:22.880,0:46:28.280
path up Melrose Road you’ll see the

0:46:26.360,0:46:30.170
Coach House which has an open window

0:46:28.280,0:46:32.390
display with lots of information about

0:46:30.170,0:46:33.700
the John Innes society the play I

0:46:32.390,0:46:35.620
mentioned earlier is

0:46:33.700,0:46:37.630
the upcoming production for the Parrish

0:46:35.620,0:46:39.370
players a local drama group that

0:46:37.630,0:46:41.350
performs and rehearses in the church

0:46:39.370,0:46:43.570
hall of scenaries that we passed on this

0:46:41.350,0:46:46.480
walk the play is called a hundred years

0:46:43.570,0:46:48.040
on and it marks the centenary at the end

0:46:46.480,0:46:50.320
of the first world war it will be

0:46:48.040,0:46:53.650
performed between the 17th and 19th of

0:46:50.320,0:46:55.960
May 2018 and yours truly will be acting

0:46:53.650,0:46:58.180
in it tickets now while you can still

0:46:55.960,0:47:00.250
get them thanks so much for listening

0:46:58.180,0:47:02.200
remember you’ll be able to access a map

0:47:00.250,0:47:04.180
with the route for the walk along with

0:47:02.200,0:47:06.450
photographs as well as download the

0:47:04.180,0:47:09.520
podcast version of this show by visiting

0:47:06.450,0:47:11.230
walking pod comm I’ll be back next week

0:47:09.520,0:47:13.210
with my wonderful walking companion

0:47:11.230,0:47:15.550
Sheila for another episode of walking

0:47:13.210,0:47:18.640
ones worth so I hope you’ll be joining

0:47:15.550,0:47:20.560
me again from 8 p.m. next Sunday all

0:47:18.640,0:47:22.300
that remains to say is that walking

0:47:20.560,0:47:24.310
Wandsworth is a dominant Dalston

0:47:22.300,0:47:26.650
production written edited and presented

0:47:24.310,0:47:28.240
by me Dominic Dalston for one’s worth

0:47:26.650,0:47:30.730
radio please consult your physician

0:47:28.240,0:47:33.460
before undertaking any exercise regime

0:47:30.730,0:47:35.230
employ good Road sense at all times and

0:47:33.460,0:47:37.300
take appropriate safety precautions

0:47:35.230,0:47:39.940
before embarking on any of the walks

0:47:37.300,0:47:41.080
described in this show well as I was

0:47:39.940,0:47:42.520
saying we’ve been talking about the

0:47:41.080,0:47:44.620
preservation of buildings on the show

0:47:42.520,0:47:46.870
tonight and we have Sarah sharp on the

0:47:44.620,0:47:48.880
phone now she’s been campaigning hard to

0:47:46.870,0:47:51.040
save Merton Hall it was built by John in

0:47:48.880,0:47:53.010
his and it has received a set of

0:47:51.040,0:47:55.270
community value by Merton Council

0:47:53.010,0:47:57.070
unfortunately it looks like most of it

0:47:55.270,0:47:59.440
sold its period features are going to be

0:47:57.070,0:48:02.040
knocked down anyway so Sarah shop

0:47:59.440,0:48:03.880
are there any hopes of saving it I

0:48:02.040,0:48:05.920
certainly hope so

0:48:03.880,0:48:09.010
I heard you earlier talking about Rose

0:48:05.920,0:48:11.170
Cottage it was actually me who saved the

0:48:09.010,0:48:13.150
staircase and a few of the album the

0:48:11.170,0:48:15.040
clothing and a few beans and a few

0:48:13.150,0:48:17.770
bricks so I have nothing to do with

0:48:15.040,0:48:19.300
America and I don’t know the person or

0:48:17.770,0:48:20.980
anything about to do with Rose Cottage

0:48:19.300,0:48:23.770
well thanks I said he goes straight on

0:48:20.980,0:48:26.380
that and it will be going to Canada

0:48:23.770,0:48:30.460
which is where the peony family or the

0:48:26.380,0:48:33.190
pink foundation is based but that is

0:48:30.460,0:48:35.500
part of my passion I do want to say

0:48:33.190,0:48:37.930
whatever we can in Wimbledon in Myrtle

0:48:35.500,0:48:41.800
Park in mirth and in general so much of

0:48:37.930,0:48:44.290
it is turned into rubble Merton Hall is

0:48:41.800,0:48:46.420
very very special to a lot of people and

0:48:44.290,0:48:47.410
I am certainly going to try everything

0:48:46.420,0:48:49.990
we can

0:48:47.410,0:48:53.260
I did take the council to court very

0:48:49.990,0:48:55.089
briefly it fell through because historic

0:48:53.260,0:48:57.760
England didn’t list the building sadly

0:48:55.089,0:48:59.829
it felt that it had some protection in

0:48:57.760,0:49:02.079
being locally listed the council is

0:48:59.829,0:49:04.270
going to only keep the facade the whole

0:49:02.079,0:49:07.839
hall with all the clouds of the work

0:49:04.270,0:49:10.030
that needs back to Johnny mrs. time and

0:49:07.839,0:49:12.039
the Freemason it’s all going to get

0:49:10.030,0:49:14.380
knocked down and I think the bit that

0:49:12.039,0:49:16.900
hurts the most is that we are actually

0:49:14.380,0:49:18.940
pained for the demolition of our own

0:49:16.900,0:49:22.750
heritage the council is going to

0:49:18.940,0:49:25.089
transfer Eden Pentecostal Church which

0:49:22.750,0:49:26.770
is in hi path into the Breton Hall

0:49:25.089,0:49:28.299
because they need their site to the

0:49:26.770,0:49:31.420
older school

0:49:28.299,0:49:34.750
there is another site available to which

0:49:31.420,0:49:36.579
we believe the church can go to which is

0:49:34.750,0:49:39.430
council learned and we are certainly

0:49:36.579,0:49:43.839
working very hard to try and change

0:49:39.430,0:49:46.450
Maddy councils opinion and and hopefully

0:49:43.839,0:49:48.579
keep that beautiful building intact open

0:49:46.450,0:49:53.380
to everybody and being true sister every

0:49:48.579,0:49:56.319
single creed gender race religion as it

0:49:53.380,0:49:58.150
has been for the last 118 years now what

0:49:56.319,0:50:01.150
did I receive did I read somewhere that

0:49:58.150,0:50:03.339
one if that’s if the rule is not down

0:50:01.150,0:50:07.089
then there’ll only be one example left

0:50:03.339,0:50:11.049
of John and his architects work not just

0:50:07.089,0:50:13.599
one one example of his public building

0:50:11.049,0:50:16.359
that’s to mana mana club is right next

0:50:13.599,0:50:18.970
door it is privately owned so in effect

0:50:16.359,0:50:21.430
this is the only building left of

0:50:18.970,0:50:22.299
Genesis legacy that is in public hands

0:50:21.430,0:50:23.920
at the MINIX

0:50:22.299,0:50:28.000
and that’s going to completely go away

0:50:23.920,0:50:32.470
the old is Myrtle Manor up for sale as

0:50:28.000,0:50:34.240
well the social club yeah so what’s

0:50:32.470,0:50:36.400
going to happen is there going to be a

0:50:34.240,0:50:41.799
public are you going to launch a bid to

0:50:36.400,0:50:44.140
try and I would love to what we’re told

0:50:41.799,0:50:46.510
by the council is it’s not to fail and

0:50:44.140,0:50:48.069
when the internet is for sale which

0:50:46.510,0:50:49.720
could come up in the next five years

0:50:48.069,0:50:52.029
after they’ve demolished after they’ve

0:50:49.720,0:50:54.430
done all the work to it then perhaps we

0:50:52.029,0:50:55.869
could get a chance to put a bid in but

0:50:54.430,0:50:58.329
us putting a bid and doesn’t actually

0:50:55.869,0:51:00.700
mean we can it will be accepted and will

0:50:58.329,0:51:02.559
be brought back into

0:51:00.700,0:51:07.900
public and so that’s going to be

0:51:02.559,0:51:10.150
knockdown are there any records of the

0:51:07.900,0:51:12.099
building I mean can we take photographs

0:51:10.150,0:51:12.910
of it can we go inside and record it for

0:51:12.099,0:51:16.119
posterity

0:51:12.910,0:51:19.619
if it can’t be saved what I’m trying to

0:51:16.119,0:51:22.299
do now I’m hoping pajamas society will

0:51:19.619,0:51:24.880
carry on with that side of it I’ve got

0:51:22.299,0:51:27.400
lots of photos that I took whilst it was

0:51:24.880,0:51:29.200
open but they’re not professional and I

0:51:27.400,0:51:32.890
do think we need to have a very good

0:51:29.200,0:51:35.559
record of what is there before it before

0:51:32.890,0:51:37.329
it’s brought down 13th demolition groups

0:51:35.559,0:51:40.210
and they don’t think they can save that

0:51:37.329,0:51:43.420
beautiful plastered vaulted ceiling

0:51:40.210,0:51:46.030
which is the heart of the building it is

0:51:43.420,0:51:48.819
the heart of what Merton Hall was it’s

0:51:46.030,0:51:50.980
where everybody gathered so it’s real

0:51:48.819,0:51:52.359
change well perhaps we could discuss

0:51:50.980,0:51:53.740
that on a future show and maybe build

0:51:52.359,0:51:55.390
that there’s somebody who knows how to

0:51:53.740,0:51:57.579
at least take plaster casts of what’s

0:51:55.390,0:51:59.859
there so it could be replicated

0:51:57.579,0:52:02.049
elsewhere thank you very much I’m afraid

0:51:59.859,0:52:03.819
we have to move on but thank you for so

0:52:02.049,0:52:07.180
much Sarah sharp we wish you all the

0:52:03.819,0:52:10.720
very best with your campaign thank you I

0:52:07.180,0:52:13.599
just will say to balance things out that

0:52:10.720,0:52:15.490
Merton is taking care to make the Merton

0:52:13.599,0:52:17.140
Priory chapter house more accessible

0:52:15.490,0:52:19.599
thanks to a partnership with the

0:52:17.140,0:52:22.510
Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the

0:52:19.599,0:52:25.829
Living Wanda landscape partnership but

0:52:22.510,0:52:29.230
it does sound like Sarah’s got a

0:52:25.829,0:52:32.220
difficult campaign ahead of her we’d be

0:52:29.230,0:52:32.220
sure all the very best

 

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