• The first Wimbledon meeting is held at the Warpole Road ground in July 1877
  • England pair Willie and Ernest Renshaw contest the men's singles final in 1883...
  • In 1922 the new Centre Court is under construction at the new site on Church Road...
  • ...and by the following year, a number of new courts are built at the site
  • In 1926, Centre Court has a very familiar feel to it
  • The court is under construction after being hit during the war in 1946
  • A grass roller is used to flatten the Centre Court grass by 1963
  • The wooden seats are put to good use during the swinging 60's
  • A general view of the Number One Court in 1970, which comes to us in technicolour
  • One thing that hasn't changed at SW19 is the rain, which comes down in 1973
  • An exterior view of the ivy-covered Centre Court in 1978
  • The main gates come into use as they are opened to the crowds in 1985
  • An aerial view of play on Centre and No 1 in 1991...
  • ...and by 1997 there's a new No 1 Court...
  • ...which looks resplendent in the sun
  • Construction workers pull apart the Grandstand in 2006 for a new roof to be installed...
  • ...and there's a strange look to a roofless Centre Court the following year
  • By 2008 the roof is ready ahead of the championship
  • The roof is put into use under dark skies with the lights on in 2009...
  • ...and the view from outside is just spectacular

SW19's changing face

The first Wimbledon meeting is held at the Warpole Road ground in July 1877