Born in Wimbledon Chase, South London but not the Wimbledon of the ‘village', church spires, strawberries and tennis. But a Wimbledon squeezed between the railway and the River Wandle in the shadow of the houses on the hill.A place where the coronation seat of Kings lies buried beneath the underpass. Where ‘Bunce' and the ‘Littlers' legacy is a footnote to the rise of the fashionable. A place where Victorian pioneers dared to rid the city of sewer borne disease. Where the ghosts of Lords and lovers mingle with thoses of waltzers, jitterbugs and jivers dancing their way from Palais to High Street. A place where a ‘payment in kind' called ‘cut' to the Merton Park studios. Where the roar of the speedway and cheers for the Dons take their place in the modern book of memories. A place where inspite of the closure of the Wimbledon Palais and the Merton Park Studios Balladeers still sing and Film Makers still make films.