An update on the Friends of Whitehall’s successful activity programme from Jenny Lugton, Friends of Whitehall Secretary. A very successful Collectors Afternoon was held in the upstairs room at Cheam Library on 11th August, attracting people who were visiting the library as well as regular Friends of Whitehall members. Collections on show covered a wide… Continue reading Friends of Whitehall Collectors Afternoon
This month’s object is brought to you by guest blogger Abby Matthews, Project Officer of London Borough of Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre’s The Past on Glass project! In 2009 one of the oldest known photographs of a dog was sold at Sotheby’s New York for $8,125. The image was a daguerrotype entitled Poodle… Continue reading August Object of the Month: Miss Pothecary’s Dog
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are excited to get involved with the community through heritage! Pop-Up Volunteers must acquire a sound knowledge of Whitehall, a Grade II* listed 16th century building in Cheam, and its Heritage Lottery Funded project and communicate this to members of the public in a variety of ways (training… Continue reading Now Recruiting Volunteers for Pop-Up Whitehall!
The new reading list for Whitehall’s Murder at the Museum Book Club is now available! The Murder at the Museum Book Club offers a great opportunity to meet new people and discuss the intrigue, excitement, and mystery of some of the best detective fiction, from classics to contemporaries. Described by one member as a ‘fantastic… Continue reading Murder at the Museum – New Reading List!
Cricket, a distinguished past-time, well established in England and around the world with millions of fans and followers. While the masses of enthusiasts for the sport regularly follow a range of fixtures, matches, clubs and teams, perhaps far fewer consider the intricate elements that make the sport what it is today. Our object of the… Continue reading July Object of the Month: An Odd Ball
On Saturday 18th June 1978 Whitehall Museum opened to the public for the first time and our object of the month is a celebration of our 38th anniversary. © Local Studies and Archives, London Borough of Sutton Built around 1500, Whitehall had been a private residence until it was bought by the London Borough of Sutton… Continue reading June Object of the Month
During May, the Whitehall Pop Up Museum was launched in Cheam village. At both the Cheam Charter Fair and Cheam Rotary Fair our enthusiastic staff gave visitors information about our Heritage Lottery Fund project, showcased handling objects and led free family friendly crafts, including brass rubbings and make your own models of Whitehall. Look out for us at… Continue reading Whitehall Pop Ups in Cheam