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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

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Object of the Month: December

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

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Object of the Month: November

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