A House Through The Ages, S2, Ep2: Benfleet Hall – Building a New Parish

Today sees the second post of our house history series about Benfleet Hall, researched and written by volunteer Clive. Sutton’s local studies centre is a great place to get started on your own house history. We remain closed at present but hope to be open by the Autumn and always welcome enquiries by email at…

The Greyhound, Carshalton: “…the principal inn, where the swells take their wine and get rid of their tin.”

Today is the second of our posts celebrating the heritage of our much loved local pubs. Volunteer Colin has chosen for this week’s focus, the Greyhound in Carshalton village, a building which is very much part of the historic landscape, centred around the ponds and a landmark which many who pass through the village will…

The Battle for High Wood, 20th July 1916: Frank and Jack Cook, 20th Royal Fusiliers

Today’s post links neatly to our guest post of last week, which was provided by a local work experience student, Arthur.  The subjects of today’s blog – also written by a guest blogger, but this time one with professional interest in military history – are a pair of brothers from the Knights-Whittome collection, whose story…

A Virtual Work Experience Placement – Reflecting on the history all around us…

In current times, much about our daily lives and working practices has had to adapt. For many students, their work experience placements, so eagerly anticipated, have been put on hold, or been cancelled.  We were hugely impressed by our most recent work experience candidate Arthur who, undaunted by the fact that a physical placement was…

A House Through The Ages, Series 2, Episode 1: Benfleet Hall – Requiem for a Wood

Today sees the launch of our second A House Through The Ages blog series by Sutton Archives volunteer Clive.  This research has been completed entirely by Clive during lockdown from the comfort of his own home, and just shows what can be done with perseverance and a curious mind. We hope that these posts will…

Amy Margaret Hartley: one woman’s kindness to patients in pain

It has been a while since this blog featured a research subject from the David Knights-Whittome photographic archive.  Today, we return to the collection, and focus on one of the female subjects of our glass plates. As always, we welcome feedback and comment on all our posts, and encourage you to share our image database…