Project Updates · Uncategorized · Whitehall Historic House

At Home in Whitehall

From horse saddles to hungry skeletons, the discoveries made by members of Sutton Mencap inside Whitehall have truly been amazing. Recently, we have been working with Sutton Mencap on a book and exhibition about their experiences of Whitehall. Along the way, we have created stories, made collages and even fraternized with some ghosts all while… Continue reading At Home in Whitehall

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Spotlight on Sutton’s Heritage and Culture

Sutton Cultural Services have launched the Sutton Spotlight blog.  Each month staff and volunteers will be sharing what makes their library or heritage house unique and why people should visit.  The first edition features Whitehall Historic House.  Customer Services Officer Kirsty Wilson and volunteers Joseph Stephens & Suzanne Fitter say what makes Whitehall special. Read… Continue reading Spotlight on Sutton’s Heritage and Culture

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The Locals: Documenting Change and Communities in Sutton

An Oral History Project Throughout the next few months, we will be posting about The Locals Oral History Project. Here, you will be able to find information about the project, hear snippets of Sutton’s stories, and learn about the process of preparing, collecting, and protecting oral histories for future generations living in the London Borough… Continue reading The Locals: Documenting Change and Communities in Sutton

Events & Activities · Local Heritage · Object of the Month · Our Collection

Object of the Month: May 2019

What do you think this object is? That is the question that we asked members of Sutton Mencap who came to take part in the first of a series of Mystery Object sessions. As the mould was passed around the group, participants got to hold the object and feel the strange ridges and bumps of… Continue reading Object of the Month: May 2019

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Object of the Month: April

LDSCL: S.066 Hens, Sutton (date unknown), drypoint print by Horace Mann Livens With a late Easter just round the corner, the aim this month was to share something from the collection related to Spring or Easter.  But, chocolate, chicks, spring flowers and all things bunny like, failed to jump out at us on this occasion!  We… Continue reading Object of the Month: April

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Object of the Month: March

LDSCL: 2015.10.2   Late 19th century black mourning hat with a velvet ribbon, chiffon and black glass beads During the Victorian period it was customary for families to commemorate their dead through elaborate rituals, expensive funerals and monuments for the deceased. Those who could afford it were expected to wear mourning dress when a family member passed… Continue reading Object of the Month: March

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Object of the Month: February

            LDSCL : 2004.48.165  Sheet music: ‘Maire my Girl (Irish love-song)’ LDSCL : 2004.48.171  Sheet music: ‘A Lover in Damascus – a set of six songs’ With Valentine love in the air, our objects this month help tell a small part of a very special love story – two sets of sheet music, both for… Continue reading Object of the Month: February