Fair chance of fun in Cheam this weekend

Sutton Council’s recycling roadshow and Pop-Up Whitehall will be at Cheam Charter Fair on Saturday 14 May. Attendees will be able to browse stalls containing local goods & produce and enjoy a variety of entertainments and demonstrations. Pop-Up Whitehall is a chance for the public to learn about the renovations taking place at the popular… Continue reading Fair chance of fun in Cheam this weekend

Mayor’s ceremonial accoutrements go on display at Cheam Library

Between the 11th and 18th May the Sutton and Cheam Mace will be on public display at Cheam Library, along with the Mayor’s Badge and Chain of Office. The ornate Mace is decorated with Tudor rose motifs, leaf and floral decoration.  It has an enamel badge with the coat of arms of Sutton and Cheam,… Continue reading Mayor’s ceremonial accoutrements go on display at Cheam Library

Whitehall Historic House set to close for major renovation work

An artist’s impression of Whitehall Museum in Cheam after the renovation work is completed. Whitehall Museum is to close to the public for major refurbishment from Sunday 10 April. The Grade II* listed building, which is a rare example of 16th-century domestic architecture in the heart of Cheam Village, is closing for renovation work and… Continue reading Whitehall Historic House set to close for major renovation work

Whitehall secures Heritage Lottery Fund Investment

Whitehall has secured a £1.5m HLF grant to renovate the museum, improve access and run a programme of events and activities. Whitehall Museum is a rare example of 16th-century domestic architecture in the heart of Cheam Village. The Grade II* listed building, with its distinctive white-painted exterior, provides an unrivalled glimpse of local life in the Tudor period.… Continue reading Whitehall secures Heritage Lottery Fund Investment

Exploring the Killick/Müller family tree

A recent visit to Sutton Local Studies and Archive Centre brought to light a photograph of the last Killick to live at Whitehall.  Harriett Killick is shown alongside her niece and great-nieces, who later inherited the Tudor building.  The image below is a record of four successive generations of one family who had lived at Whitehall since the mid… Continue reading Exploring the Killick/Müller family tree