A few things about Wimbledon

We’re taking a break from catching up with our previous winning filmmakers for this blog to share with you a few little known facts about our home – WIMBLEDON!

The name Wimbledon means “Wynnman’s hill”, “dun” being Old English for hill and the area has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age.

Wimbledon Windmill

An unusual sight across the Common’s skyline is Wimbledon’s very own windmill built in 1817 which now houses a Museum and visitor center. The museum is open summer weekends and visitors can climb to the top of the tower of the windmill and learn about the history of windmills. Wimbledon Common is also one of the largest areas of common land in London.

Wat Buddhapadipa

Looking for enlightenment? Wimbledon is home to the UK’s very first Buddhist temple –Wat Buddhapadipa. Established by the London Buddhist Temple Foundation with the objective of creating a center for the dissemination of theoretical and practical Buddhist teachings in Europe.

WomblesAnd as well as being the home of the Wombles, ‘making good use out of bad rubbish’.



War Of The Worlds HG Wells


Wimbledon was also the site where the sixth Martian invasion cylinder landed in H.G. Wells’ book The War of the Worlds.


That’s all for now, and we didn’t even mention the tennis…

We’ll be back soon with our next winning filmmaker interview 🙂

This entry was posted in Wimbledon and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s