Object of the Month

November Object of the Month: Explosive Cheam

With Cheam’s sky being lit by fireworks this month we want to ‘remember, remember ‘ Brocks Fireworks Factory. Originating in Islington in 1698, Brocks moved a number of times in its long existence, from Islington to Whitechapel to South Norwood to Cheam and settling in Hemel Hempstead. Brocks came to Cheam in 1901, staying until… Continue reading November Object of the Month: Explosive Cheam

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October Object of the Month: The Park Gates, Carshalton

Our October Object of the Month is a watercolour of unknown origin found within the London Borough of Sutton’s art collection. Little is known about the work other than a few notes that have been hastily written on the back of the mount on which it rests. Looking just below the painting you can see the… Continue reading October Object of the Month: The Park Gates, Carshalton

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