Object of the Month

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

Events & Activities

Friends of Whitehall Collectors Afternoon

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

Object of the Month

August Object of the Month: Miss Pothecary’s Dog

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

Events & Activities

Now Recruiting Volunteers for Pop-Up Whitehall!

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!

Events & Activities

Murder at the Museum – New Reading List!

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!

Object of the Month

July Object of the Month: An Odd Ball

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