London Borough Number 22

A letter to the Daily Mirror correcting their publishing the name of London Borough No. 22 as Morden.

Merton

In publishing the names of some of the new London boroughs to be created by the London Government Act you refer to a borough of Morden. (Mirror, Friday.)

The name recommended for new London borough No. 22, which comprises the boroughs of Mitcham and Wimbledon and the urban district of Merton and Morden, is Merton.

The name has long historical connections with this part of Greater London. Merton Priory was founded here in 1117; the famous statute of Merton and Walter de Merton, the founder of Merton College, Oxford, was born here. I feel sure that the new borough will be very proud to bear this historic and famous name.

Sydney Austin,
Clerk of the Council,
Merton and Morden Council,
London, S.W.19.

Source: Daily Mirror, 4th January, 1964, page 7

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