“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…

“….a marvellous escape from death.”

The following incident, photographed by Knights-Whittome in 1911 and titled simply ‘Belmont Motor Accident’ was reported in the Sutton Advertiser, Friday 6 Oct, 1911 (page 4). “About 4 pm on Wednesday a large touring car belonging to Mr F.A. Bevan of Park-lane, W., was proceeding towards London from Banstead, and while crowning over the bridge…