Frederick George Davis, Photographed in around Sept 1915 by Knights-Whittome

“He Did his Duty” – Frederic George Davis – The Banstead War Memorial Project

Today’s blog comes to us from James Crouch of the Banstead War Memorial Project. James’ work featured on the blog just after Christmas and we are pleased to have found additional cross-overs between our work. James contacted us having recognised the faces of two brothers among our Flickr feed. Using Flickr as a platform for displaying…

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Volunteering: Tracking down The Marquis de Soveral

We often find that our volunteers have overlapping interests. It was a coincidence but not a surprise to find that two of our number also volunteer for a local National Trust property, Polesden Lacey was originally a Regency property but was extensively remodelled in 1906 by Margaret Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. It enjoyed a heyday…

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“When I grow up, I want to be a little boy…”(unknown): Lionel Hope & Douglas Raymond Way.

Given that the famous Brock’s Fireworks factory was active in Sutton during the years of Knights-Whittome’s business, we were hopeful that we might have found an image of someone linked to the factory to offer us a firework related subject for today’s post, but alas, none of our research to date has brought up anything relevant. Instead, today’s subjects were selected because it…

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Work Experience: Why Local Heritage Matters

We are really pleased to be able to offer work placements to local students here at The Past on Glass. Everyone who works on the Knights-Whittome collection feels quite passionately about the importance of our Edwardian glass plate negative collection – indeed about the Local Studies and Archives collection as a whole, without which none of the research on…