New Wimbledon Theatre

Theatre in/near South Wimbledon, existing between 1910 and now

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The New Wimbledon Theatre is a Grade II listed Edwardian theatre built by the theatre lover and entrepreneur, J B Mulholland.

Built on the site of a large house with spacious grounds, the theatre was designed by Cecil Aubrey Massey and Roy Young (possibly following a 1908 design by Frank H Jones). It seems to have been the only British theatre to have included a Victorian-style Turkish bath in the basement. The theatre opened on 26 December 1910 with the pantomime Jack and Jill.

The theatre was very popular between the wars, with Gracie Fields, Sybil Thorndike, Ivor Novello, Markova and Noël Coward all performing there. Lionel Bart’s Oliver! received its world premiere at the theatre in 1960 before transferring to the West End’s New Theatre. The theatre also hosted the world premiere of Half A Sixpence starring Tommy Steele in 1963 prior to the West End.

With several refurbishments, most notably in 1991 and 1998, the theatre retains its baroque and Adamesque internal features. The golden statue atop the dome is Laetitia, the Roman Goddess of Gaiety (although many refer to her as the theatre’s "angel") and was an original fixture back in 1910. Laetitia is holding a laurel crown as a symbol of celebration. The statue was removed in World War II as it was thought to be a direction finding device for German bombers, and replaced in 1991.

The theatre is close to Wimbledon rail, tube and tramlink station, and a short walk from South Wimbledon tube station.

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I lived iin 6 Stormont Road Lavender Hill Battersea from 1939 to 1964. My mother was a widow. I have one brother. The rent in 1939 would have been ten shillings a week. If ant one reads this, I now live in Vancouver Canada and my e-mail address is gerry-lee@shaw.ca and I went on line to try and find out what 6 Stormont sold for when it was built. The houses Nos. 6 4 8 12 etc to the corner where Marney Road starts were in my opinion protected during the war years, by a very large spiral church next door but one to number 4 and I am no religious. I went to school from five years old to Wix?s Lane. If this is read, please send a reply, and thank you.


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VIEW THE SOUTH WIMBLEDON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SOUTH WIMBLEDON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SOUTH WIMBLEDON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SOUTH WIMBLEDON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE SOUTH WIMBLEDON AREA IN THE 1900s
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South Wimbledon

South Wimbledon is a suburb - also known as Merton - and tube station in South London.

Merton is ten minutes walk from Wimbledon centre, and is most obviously recognised by the busy crossroads at which South Wimbledon tube station is situated on one corner.

Admiral Nelson once had property in this part of London called Merton Place, and therefore a number of roads and pubs in the region (immediately to the east, and much further to the west, in Wimbledon Chase) are named after historically relevant battles and ships. The Nelson's Arms pub is on the road to Colliers Wood.

South Wimbledon station was designed by Charles Holden and was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern Line).
South Wimbledon station - not being actually in Wimbledon - was given this name as it was thought that Wimbledon had a higher social standing than its actual location of Merton. On the original plan it had the name Merton Grove. For geographical accuracy, the station was originally named South Wimbledon (Merton) and it appeared as such on early tube maps and on the original station platform signage.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
All Saints’ CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bishop Gilpin CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dundonald Road:   Dundonald Road tram stop is a halt on Tramlink Route 3 to the south of Wimbledon town centre.
Face Youth Therapeutic School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Garfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
John Innes Park:   
Kendor Gardens:   
Merton Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Nursery Road Playing Fields:   
Pelham Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Polka Theatre:   
Ricards Lodge High School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Rutlish School:   Voluntary controlled school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
South Wimbledon:   South Wimbledon is a suburb - also known as Merton - and tube station in South London.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Priory CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Willington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Wimbledon:   Wimbledon is home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and New Wimbledon Theatre, and contains Wimbledon Common, one of the largest areas of common land in London.
Wimbledon Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


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Abingdon Close, SW19 · Albany Road, SW19 · Alexandra Road, SW19 · All Saints Road, SW19 · Alverstone Avenue, SW19 · Alwyne Road, SW19 · Anchorage Close, SW19 · Archway Close, SW19 · Arthur Road, SW19 · Ashcombe Road, SW19 · Ashen Grove, SW19 · Ashley Road, SW19 · Autumn Close, SW19 · Avondale Road, SW19 · Aylward Road, SW19 · Aylward Road, SW20 · Balfour Road, SW19 · Bathurst Avenue, SW19 · Bernard Gardens, SW19 · Bertram Cottages, SW19 · Beulah Road, SW19 · Bewley Street, SW19 · Birkbeck Road, SW19 · Boscombe Road, SW19 · Bournemouth Road, SW19 · Bradshaw Close, SW19 · Braemar Avenue, SW19 · Branksome Road, SW19 · Brickfield Road, SW19 · Bridges Road Mews, SW19 · Bridges Road, SW19 · Brisbane Avenue, SW19 · Broadway Court, SW19 · Broadway Place, SW19 · Brockham Close, SW19 · Brooklands Avenue, SW19 · Burgess Mews Wycliffe Road, SW19 · Burgess Mews, SW19 · Burns Close, SW19 · Camelot Close, SW19 · Centre Court Shopping Centre, SW19 · Centre Street, SW19 · Chadwick Avenue, SW19 · Charminster Avenue, SW19 · Charnwood Avenue, SW19 · Church Lane, SW19 · Church Path, SW19 · Circle Gardens, SW19 · Clarence Road, SW19 · Compton Road, SW19 · Covey Close, SW19 · Cowper Road, SW19 · Craven Gardens, SW19 · Crescent Gardens, SW19 · Cromwell Road, SW19 · Cross Road, SW19 · Currie Hill Close, SW19 · Deburgh Road, SW19 · Dora Road, SW19 · Dorset Road, SW19 · Downside Close, SW19 · Dryden Road, SW19 · Dudley Road, SW19 · Dundonald Road, SW19 · Durnsford Avenue, SW19 · Durnsford Industrial Estate, SW19 · Durnsford Road, SW19 · East Road Trading Estate, SW19 · East Road, SW19 · Effra Road, SW19 · Elm Grove Industrial Estate, SW19 · Endeavour Way, SW19 · Erridge Road, SW19 · Evelyn Road, SW19 · Fairlawn Road, SW19 · Faraday Road, SW19 · Farquhar Road, SW19 · Florence Road, SW19 · Gap Road, SW19 · Garfield Road, SW19 · Gladstone Road, SW19 · Glendale Drive, SW19 · Gordondale Road, SW19 · Graham Road, SW19 · Gresham Way, SW19 · Griffiths Road, SW19 · Hamilton Road Mews, SW19 · Hamilton Road, SW19 · Hardy Road, SW19 · Hartfield Crescent, SW19 · Hartfield Cresent, SW19 · Hartfield Road, SW19 · Havana Road, SW19 · Haydon Park Road, SW19 · Hayward Close, SW19 · Hazelbury Close, SW19 · Helme Close, SW19 · Henfield Road, SW19 · Herbert Road, SW19 · Hillborough Close, SW19 · Holmes Place Club, SW19 · Holmes Road, SW19 · Horatio Place, SW19 · Kenilworth Avenue, SW19 · Kenley Road, SW19 · Keswick Avenue, SW19 · King’s Road, SW19 · Kings Road, SW19 · Kingsridge, SW19 · Kingston Road, SW19 · Kingswood Road, SW19 · Kipling Drive, SW19 · Kirkley Road, SW19 · Laburnum Road, SW19 · Lake Road, SW19 · Lambourne Avenue, SW19 · Langley Road, SW19 · Latimer Road, SW19 · Leafield Road, SW20 · Leopold Avenue, SW19 · Leopold Road, SW19 · Leyton Road, SW19 · Lucien Road, SW19 · Mayfield Road, SW19 · Melbourne Road, SW19 · Melrose Avenue, SW19 · Melrose Road, SW19 · Merton Park Parade, SW19 · Merton Road, SW19 · Milner Road, SW19 · Milton Road, SW19 · Mina Road, SW19 · Montague Road, SW19 · Mostyn Road, SW19 · Mount Road, SW19 · Nelson Road, SW19 · Normanton Avenue, SW18 · Normanton Avenue, SW19 · North Road, SW19 · Old School Close, SW19 · Palmerston Grove, SW19 · Palmerston Road, SW19 · Parkwood Road, SW19 · Pelham Road, SW19 · Pitt Crescent, SW19 · Pitt Cresent, SW19 · Poplar Road, SW19 · Princes Road, SW19 · Queen’s Road, SW19 · Queens Road, SW19 · Queens, SW19 · Queensland Avenue, SW19 · Ricards Roads, SW19 · Ridley Road, SW19 · Rostrevor Road, SW19 · Roundacre, SW19 · Rowan Court, SW19 · Russell Road, SW19 · Rutlish Road, SW19 · Ryfold Road, SW19 · Sandbourne Avenue, SW19 · Shelley Way, SW19 · Sheridan Road, SW19 · Sherwood Road, SW19 · Sir Cyril Black Way, SW19 · South Park Road, SW19 · Southey Road, SW19 · Springfield Road, SW19 · Squires Court, SW19 · St Marks Place, SW19 · St Marys Church Vicarage, SW19 · St.Mark’s Place, SW19 · Stanley Road, SW19 · Strathearn Road, SW19 · Stratton Close, SW19 · Stratton Road, SW19 · The Broadway, SW19 · The Crescent, SW19 · The Jubilee Centre, SW19 · The Law Courts Alexandra Road, SW19 · The Piazza, SW19 · Trafalgar Road, SW19 · Trinity Road, SW19 · Tybenham Road, SW19 · Victory Road Mews, SW19 · Victory Road, SW19 · Vineyard Hill Road, SW19 · Vineyard Hill, SW19 · Waldemar Road, SW19 · Wandle Bank, SW19 · Watery Lane, KT16 · Watery Lane, SW19 · Watery Lane, SW20 · Weir Road Industrial Estate, SW19 · Wellington Road, SW19 · Wessex Avenue, SW19 · Wilton Crescent, SW19 · Wilton Grove, SW19 · Wimbledon Bridge, SW19 · Windsor Park, SW19 · Winifred Road, SW19 · Woburn Close, SW19 · Wolseley Avenue, SW19 · Woodman Works, SW19 · Woodside, SW19 · Worcester Road, SW19 · Wycliffe Road, SW19 ·
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