This lovely postcard was brought to us from a private owner and member of our wonderful Friends of Whitehall. The image is labelled as ‘The Splash Cheam.’ Although the idyllic scene with a bridge and several buildings visible seems quite distinctive, no one seems to know the location of the Cheam Splash! Do you know… Continue reading ‘The Splash Cheam’
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
An insight into our upcoming Bat Walk and these intriguing creatures of the night from our guest blogger, David Warburton CBiol MRSB FLS MCIEEM, Biodiversity Officer – London Borough of Sutton: Bats. What do you know about them? Flying rodents? Get tangled in your hair? Suck your blood? And why does a man dressed as a bat strike… Continue reading The Dark Night…
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
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
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
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are excited to get involved with the community through heritage! Pop-Up Volunteers must acquire a sound knowledge of Whitehall, a Grade II* listed 16th century building in Cheam, and its Heritage Lottery Funded project and communicate this to members of the public in a variety of ways (training… Continue reading Now Recruiting Volunteers for Pop-Up Whitehall!