Object of the Month

Object of the Month- December

With Christmas fast approaching, our December object of the month is a golden brass box, over a century old, issued as a Christmas gift to Britain’s WW1 troops. In October 1914, Princess Mary expressed her wish to grant ‘every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front’ a personal present straight from home to ‘hearten… Continue reading Object of the Month- December

Events & Activities

Friends of Whitehall: A Tale of Two Halves

An update on the Friends of Whitehall’s recent visit to the Benjamin Franklin House and Blue Badge guided walk in London from Jenny Lugton, Friends of Whitehall Secretary. Benjamin Franklin’s House in London was the destination for 24 Friends of Whitehall on a bright crisp November morning. The house, in Craven street, is situated near Trafalgar… Continue reading Friends of Whitehall: A Tale of Two Halves

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November Object of the Month: Explosive Cheam

With Cheam’s sky being lit by fireworks this month we want to ‘remember, remember ‘ Brocks Fireworks Factory. Originating in Islington in 1698, Brocks moved a number of times in its long existence, from Islington to Whitechapel to South Norwood to Cheam and settling in Hemel Hempstead. Brocks came to Cheam in 1901, staying until… Continue reading November Object of the Month: Explosive Cheam

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October Object of the Month: The Park Gates, Carshalton

Our October Object of the Month is a watercolour of unknown origin found within the London Borough of Sutton’s art collection. Little is known about the work other than a few notes that have been hastily written on the back of the mount on which it rests. Looking just below the painting you can see the… Continue reading October Object of the Month: The Park Gates, Carshalton

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September Object of the Month: Whitehall’s blueprint

In celebration of Open House London, at Whitehall this month we are showcasing images, plans and models of local buildings connected with the architect and historian Charles Marshall from Sutton Council’s collection.   Our key objects, which are on display alongside paintings of the Lumley Chapel and a model of the Old Cottage at Cheam Library, are these annotated… Continue reading September Object of the Month: Whitehall’s blueprint