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Few little facts about Wimbledon
Wimbledon is situated in the London Borough of Merton. The name Wimbledon means "Wynnman's hill", with the final element of the name being the Old English dun (hill). The village is referred to as "Wimbedounyng" in a charter signed by King Edgar the Peaceful in 967 and is shown on J Cary's 1786 map of the London area as "Wimbleton".
For most of the past one hundred years, Wimbledon has been internationally known as the home of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
As it was in the 16th and 17th centuries, Wimbledon's attraction remains its combination of convenient access to central London with the benefit of plentiful recreational facilities. Strong demand for homes, especially the larger properties in the Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon Park areas, has seen prices increase to amongst the highest in the outer London area.
Wimbledon has also been well known for another period of sporting fame. From a small, long-established non-League team, Wimbledon Football Club had, starting in 1977, climbed quickly through the ranks of the football league structure, reaching the highest national professional league in 1986 and winning the FA Cup against Liverpool in 1988.
In the world of literature, Wimbledon provides the principal setting for several comic novels by author Nigel Williams.
A few of many notable residents of Wimbledon are:
Bob Astles - English-born former associate of Ugandan presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin
Michael Ballack - footballer, plays for Chelsea FC and Germany
Ben Barnes - actor in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Raymond Briggs - cartoonist