Object of the Month: February

February’s Object of the Month is an early 20th-century black grosgrain handbag. The bag belonged to Rose Ellen Johnson (nee Rogers) 1861 – 1928, of Carshalton. Rose Johnson married Percy Harcourt Johnson, a coal merchant, at St Andrews Church,  Bethnal Green  on 1 December 1884.   She had four children Samuel Herbert (b. 17.1.1885), Edith… Continue reading Object of the Month: February

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January Object(s) of the Month: winter warmers

Our inspiration this month is ways to keep warm during the cold season.  Before inventions such as central heating and double glazing we had to find alternative ways to keep warm and, with this in mind, our January display focuses on two practical items in our collection: a wool cape dating from the 1920s and… Continue reading January Object(s) of the Month: winter warmers

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A Month for Remembrance

November is a month of remembrance, with Armistice Day commemorated on the 11th and Remembrance Sunday soon after.  It provides an opportunity for the nation to unite, remembering the significance of the end of the First World War and the sacrifice of so many. It is also a month when one simple flower turns into… Continue reading A Month for Remembrance

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The Great Storm of 1987- 30 years on!

On the night of October 16th 1987 Britain had suffered from the biggest storm in recent history. Surrey in particular hadn’t suffered from a storm of this scale in 284 years! (since the great storm in 1703) Needless to say the entire country had impacted tremendously from the aftermath of the storm. The wind speeds… Continue reading The Great Storm of 1987- 30 years on!

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Bricks and Scandals!

August object of the month has been written by one of our student volunteers for Sutton Heritage (Honeywood Museum & Whitehall Historic House) Lucy! For this objects of the month we have a family run business of Cheam bricks and some interesting stories surrounding the members of the Waghorn family which includes a court case… Continue reading Bricks and Scandals!

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Norah Travers (1858-1922)

This month’s OTM (Object of The Month) are two beautiful paintings of Travers Cottages, You can see these at Cheam Library during opening hours. Here you will find some information about Norah Travers and her family who lived in the local area, Enjoy! Norah Travers was born in Cheam in 1858. Her father, Otho Travers… Continue reading Norah Travers (1858-1922)