Pub Histories: The Hope, Carshalton

In today’s blog, the last of this year, it seems fitting to be focusing on a much loved local pub, The Hope. The local pub would ordinarily be a place of celebration around Christmas and New Year, but though pub doors are once again closed and Christmas may be quieter for us all this year,…

A House Through The Ages, S2, Ep8: Its Finest Hour

Today’s blog sees the penultimate episode in Clive’s fascinating study of Benfleet Hall in Sutton’s Benhill Wood Road; a grand house, with multiple influential owners and inhabitants, the grounds of which once occupied the whole area bounded by Benhill Wood Road, Oakhill Road and Benhill Road/All Saints Road. Join us today, as Clive explores Benfleets…

Pub Histories: The Boorne Brewery & The Rose & Crown, Wallington

In today’s Sutton Archives blog, volunteer Colin explores the link between Wallington’s Boorne Brewery and the Rose & Crown Pub at Wallington Corner. The Sutton Archives blog showcases much of the photo collection we hold in our Central Library searchroom, but the repository also looks after the archives of many historic businesses and societies –…

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…