New Year Dance at Cheam Baths, photograph, 31 December 1949 Image courtesy of Sutton Archives On the evening of 31st December 1949 Cheam Baths on Malden Road was full to… Continue reading Object of the Month: January
First World War: Postcards from the FRONT These postcards were found in a house in Coulsdon during a clearance in 2006. The cards were found with other photographs and papers folded inside a programme for the 1937 coronation. Eleven of the cards were sent by Sergeant John Mathew; one was sent to him. The owner… Continue reading Object of the Month: December
LDSCL: 1994.2.1 and 1994.2.2 Souvenir certificate presented by the Beddington and Wallington Peace Celebrations Committee to Alice and Verney Longley This year marks 100 years since the signing of the 1918 Armistice, which marked the end of the First World War and it is a date that we now commemorate with Remembrance Day. It is… Continue reading Object of the Month: November
LDSCL: ACC.39/23 Photograph of Dr George Rice, BA, MB, C-M Edin, with nursing staff outside Belmont Workhouse. c.1908. In honour of Black History Month, October’s object of the month display focuses on a photograph and associated group of archive material relating to Dr. George Rice (1848 – 1935), a celebrated and much respected African-American physician,… Continue reading Object of the Month: October
LDSCL: 2009.1.6 Two piece Jaeger swimsuit, 1939 With the summer holiday season well and truly upon us, August’s object focuses on a striking woollen two piece swimsuit. It was worn by Wallington resident Eileen Whiteing on her honeymoon, with new husband Dennis, to sunny Eastbourne in 1939. Perhaps the most unusual element of Eileen’s swimsuit… Continue reading Object of the Month: August
LDSCL: T.MO350 Queen Elizabeth II commemorative coronation mug, 1953 To coincide with the new temporary exhibition at Whitehall Historic House, Never had it so good? Cheam in the 1950s, our object of the month for July is a coronation mug which was produced in 1953 to celebrate the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II. The coronation… Continue reading Object of the Month: July
It’s Volunteers Week! As Whitehall’s reopening draws ever nearer we’re looking to expand our community of volunteers! Now is the perfect time to get involved at this beautiful historic building and join our brilliant team of volunteers. Our volunteers have a vital role to play by providing a warm welcome, delivering memorable, enjoyable tours and offering excellent… Continue reading Share, Learn, Volunteer!