Remembrance Day 2020: Syed Baharkhany & the contribution of Indian Troops to WW1

For Remembrance Day this year, we have chosen to dip back into the Knights-Whittome collection to reflect upon the contribution of Indian troops during the First World War. Today’s research has been undertaken by Archives volunteer Elizabeth Cooper who has been working on the Knights-Whittome collection for a number of years and has authored a…

A House Through The Ages, S2, Ep4: Sutton’s Local Workhouse

Today’s blog continues our house history series by volunteer Clive, focused on Benfleet Hall in Sutton. Today Clive picks up the trail of occupants following the departure of the Brander family, and his story reveals a fascinating connection to the Epsom Workhouse, whose potted history Clive includes here as a fascinating glimpse into the social…