A Radical Walk event tracing the local history of Wimbledon’s suffragettes has sold out for the second year running.

The Radical Walk is part of the ongoing Wimbledon BookFest and is run by former Councillor Peter Walker traces the local history of Wimbledon’s suffragettes and the influence that William Morris had on politics and architecture of Wimbledon.

Peter Walker and his friend Tony Kane felt the history of Wimbledon ignored the contribution of people like William Morris and the suffragettes.

The Walk which starts at William Morris House, opposite the Polka Theatre and then proceeds up the Broadway to visit the site of the suffragette shop will go onto Merton Park as well as visiting the garden where the suffragettes held their meetings.

Mr Walker will be hoping to run more walks in the future.

He said: “Due to this demand I will be running more of these walks after the Bookfest, in order to meet the interest shown by local people.

“All monies raised will go to improve the displays about Wimbledon’s radical history in William Morris House.”

The Walk will finish in the beautiful Norman Church of St Mary’s Merton Park.

For details of future walks email Peter at peter@vistaevents.co.uk